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CPI(M) leader suspects Hindu extremist for 7/11

A senior CPI(M) leader demands a probe to ascertain if Mumbai train blasts were set off by Hindu fundamentalists.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2006 22:09 IST

A senior CPI(M) leader on Wednesday suggested a probe to ascertain if Mumbai train blasts were set off by Hindu fundamentalists as BJP and Shiv Sena were fast losing their base in Maharashtra.

"There is a need to probe this angle," CPI(M) politburo member and West Bengal's ruling Left Front chairman Biman Bose saidin Kolkata.

Bose, who was addressing a Front rally, also demanded an inquiry to find out if the desecration of the bust of Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's wife Meenatai in Dadar earlier this month was a ploy to boost the morale of Sena workers.

"The communal party was reeling under the impact of the battle between Thackeray's son Uddhav and nephew Raj that prompted the latter to part ways with the Sena," Bose claimed.

Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra had witnessed violent protests following desecration of Meenatai's bust on July 9.

Coming down heavily on the Centre's ruling UPA, Bose alleged the benefits of the Rural Employment Guarantee Act were not reaching those they were meant for.

"Some frauds, businessmen and middlemen are enjoying the fruits. Through them, the various supplies for this scheme are ending up at the market, instead of reaching the people," he said at the rally organised by the Left parties to protest the rising prices.

The Rural Employment Guarantee Act, that ensures 100 days' work for people, is now in operation in 200 districts across the country, including ten in the state.