Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday and visit Lalgarh in West Midnapore district the next day.
The home ministry contacted the state home department about Chidambaram's visit, state's Under-Secretary (Home) Tanmoy Chakraborty told reporters at Writers' Buildings on Wednesday.
The meeting comes amidst speculation that top Maoist leader Kisenji was either injured or killed in a recent encounter with joint forces in West Midnapore.
Bhattacharjee had attended the meeting of chief ministers in Kolkata on February 9 convened by Chidamabaram to review the Maoist situation. Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and the deputy chief minister of Jharkhand also attended it.