Mamata defends pro-Maoist remarks, targets Left

UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2010 10:46 PM IST
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Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has rubbished the allegations of BJP and Left parties of her supporting the Maoists after the rebels put forward their demand that she should mediate between them and the central government. Banerjee, while interacting with media persons in New Delhi on Thursday, said that it was not her personal choice to become a mediator and that she would follow the decision of the government. Attacking CPM, She also raised questions on CPM leader Sitaram Yechuri's visit to Nepal, as an ambassador of India to talk with the Maoists in March this year. Banerjee further said that if the rebels join the mainstream and become a part of the nation's democratic processes; she would definitely support them.

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