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Maoists ready for talks with Bengal

For the first time in 11 months since the tribal movement began in Lalgarh, the Maoists on Friday said they were ready to speak to West Bengal government , but linked to a series of conditions including release of Maoists, and ceasefire but ruled out laying down of arms.

kolkata Updated: Oct 09, 2009 23:47 IST

For the first time in 11 months since the tribal movement began in Lalgarh, the Maoists on Friday said they were ready to speak to West Bengal government , but linked to a series of conditions including release of Maoists, and ceasefire but ruled out laying down of arms.

“We are ready for a discussion but the government should first declare ceasefire followed by us,” Maoist leader Kishenji said from an undisclosed location.

“The government will also have to unconditionally release all prisoners they have arrested from the time when the joint operation started ...,” he said.

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