Buddha both a Marxist and a Maoist: Mamata



“I think that the Marxists and the Maoists are both sides of the same coin. They are working together,” Banerjee told newspersons here.

Alleging that the CPM was running the government with the help of the Maoists, she said there was no difference between the violent activities of the Maoists and the Marxists.
Describing Bhattacharjee as “both a Marxist and a Maoist with a double face,” Banerjee accused him of inaction in tracing the missing policemen Sabir Ali Molla and Kanchan Gorai reportedly kidnapped by the Maoists on July 30.

“If the Maoists are to be banned, why not the CPM which is also carrying out armed operations in the state?”

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had appealed to the Trinamool Congress on Saturday to “severe links with the rebels”.

“The Home Minister had said the Centre is willing to help in the search of these two policemen. I want to know why they are not being looked for even after this. Does not the chief minister have the responsibility to look for them?” she said.

She claimed the state government was using the CPM cadre to carry out armed operations against opposition leaders and workers. Sixty nine Trinamool supporters have been killed by CPM activists over the past few months.

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