Maoists have links with Trinamool Congress: Yechury

Thursday, January 6, 2011

NEW DELHI - Communist Party of India -Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said he had enough evidence to prove links between the Maoists and the Trinamool Congress.

Talking to reporters here after submitting a memorandum to Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Yechury said: “We met the Home Minister with a delegation of the Left Front and TDP and JD (S) to draw his attention to the fact that there is incontrovertible evidence of links between the Trinamool Congress and the Maoists.”

“So far, whenever we raised the issue, we were told that it was the CPI (M) or Left Front’s charge against Trinamool Congress. Now, in this memorandum, we have given him evidence as we have collected it from one of their (TMC) own members of Lok Sabha, who has published a book detailing various meetings that have taken place before the Nandigram incident in West Bengal,” he added.

Referring to the Nandigram agitation, Yechury said: “Since then onwards this collaboration (TMC-Maoists) is continuing…and then a statement by a Maoist leader himself who has given graphic details of how they have not only worked together but also that they would work in future together.

He further said that the Home Minister assured us that this is a very serious matter, and that he will seriously look into this matter.

“We hope that the government takes cognizance of it. It is not an intra-party issue between the Trinamool and the CPI (M) or Left Front, or the secular opposition parties. It is an issue considering the internal security of our country,” he added.

He further dismissed suggestions that the allegations were borne out of the bitter rivalry between the CPI (M) and the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. (ANI)

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