CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat today alleged that lack of coordination between the Centre and the state government's has resulted in spurt in Maoist activities in the country.
"Owing to the lack of co-ordination, no step could be initiated against the Maoists, who keep on shifting from one state to other," Karat, also CPI(M) Rajya Sabha member said while addressing a press conference here.
The CPI(M) Politburo member blamed the political instability in Jharkhand for the spurt in Maoist activities in districts of West Bengal bordering Jharkhand.
To a query about the Jnaneswari Express mishap in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, she accused Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee of "hobnobbing" with the ultra outfits directly or indirectly.
The CPI(M) MP, who on a three-day tour of the tribal-dominated Santhal Paragana region of Jharkhand since yesterday claimed that over 57,000 cases related to tribal lands encroached by non-tribals were pending in various courts in the state.
She said maximum tribal land encroachment cases were registered in Santhal Paragana region of the state.