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Shut down CPI-M armed camps in West Bengal: Trinamool

kolkata Updated: Sep 08, 2010 21:27 IST

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Trinamool Congress on Wednesday held a protest march demanding the Centre to dismantle the alleged armed CPI(M) camps whose existence had been recently admitted by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.

Party leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay said the Centre should make efforts to wind up the camps in the same way as it was fighting against the Maoists in West Midnapore district.

"The Centre is fighting the Maoists with the help of state government in Lalgarh. It should be similarly active to get the armed camps of the CPI(M) wound up to save the parliamentary democratic system," Bandyopadhyya said.

Trinamool MPs and union ministers, who recently met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, apprised him of the situation there, he said to party workers.

He alleged that the CPI(M) was terrorising people in West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia, Burdwan and North 24-Paraganas districts.

Senior party leader Partha Chatterjee said he met the DGP and submitted to him a list of 93 camps which was being run by armed CPI(M) cadres in different parts of the state.

Besides Lalgarh, he said, such camps had been set up in Hooghly, Bankura, Burdwan and Birbhum districts where CPI(M) cadres were being trained in handling arms.