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Left leaders meet Manmohan over Bengal violence

Left leaders today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and presented him "evidence" of the "nexus" between Maoists and Trinamool Congress in West Bengal,charging the latter with using violence to expand their political base in the state.

delhi Updated: Dec 04, 2009 15:43 IST

Left leaders on Friday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and presented him "evidence" of the "nexus" between Maoists and Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, charging the latter with using violence to expand their political base in the state.

The Prime Minister expressed deep concern over the violence in the state and assured them that the documents and
compact discs submitted by the Left leaders would be sent to the Home Ministry for a "proper and thorough probe", CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury told reporters after the meeting.

While the Prime Minister has described Maoists as the gravest threat to internal security, "some members of his
Cabinet are openly engaged with the Maoists and patronising and protecting them", he charged.

"This contradiction in the Union Cabinet is untenable.

The government cannot live with this contradiction. The Prime Minister has to take a decision on this," Yechury said.
Replying to questions, he said the CDs submitted have recordings of meetings jointly addressed by top Trinamool and
Maoist leaders, besides the manner in which CPI(M) and Left workers have been "hounded and killed". As many as 130 of its workers have been killed so far.