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Trinamool Congress has ganged up with Maoists: CPI-M
November 08, 2007 00:24 IST
In a statement issued by the Politburo of the Communist Party of India � Marxist on Wednesday, the party expressed deep concern at the renewed violence in Nandigram.
The party claims that "despite efforts at disinformation, the actual situation in Nandigram has become clear."
In an obvious reference to the Trinamool Congress and its supporters, the CPI-M says that an alliance of political forces has occupied the area and physically driven out members of the CPI-M and the Left Front.
"Under the guise of the Bhumi Ucchad Pratirodh Samiti, the Trinamul Congress and some other forces have combined to maintain their sway in the area," states the CPI-M politburo.
The statement goes on to allege that the Trinammol Congress has 'ganged up' with Maoists who are bringing in armed squads from outside West Bengal.
According to the statement, "For the past few months, the administration and the police have been out of the area which has been utilised by the armed elements led by the Maoists to entrench themselves. Bunkers have been built and landmines laid."
The CPI-M claims that one of the 'squads' is being led by Ranjit Pal, who was involved in the killing of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MP Sunil Mahato. The party says that the Maoists' role has been 'exposed' by the landmine blasts which took place on November 6, since such landmines are used by Maoists in Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. Five landmines were planted in the area and three of them exploded, killing two people.
"Those who continue to project the trouble in Nandigram as a land issue are deliberately covering up these disruptive activities aimed at the physical elimination of political opponents," adds the statement.