Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman on Friday told a news channel that Maoists were very much involved in the Nandigram movement and that Mamata Banerjee’s party would not have won a single seat in West Midnapore had there been no Kishenji or Maoists.
“What I have learnt from my political friends is that if there were no Maoists or Kishenji, Mamata would not have won a single seat in West Midnapore. This is what I feel even though I do not know much about politics. People on the streets have helped me understand this,” Suman said.
After trouble broke out in Lalgarh, the CPM had repeatedly claimed that the Trinamool had a nexus with the Maoists in West Midnapore —- a charge that was dismissed by Mamata.
Referring to the Nandigram movement, Suman told the news channel that neither Mamata nor the Trinamool was (initially) in the Nandigram mass upsurge.
“Naxalite leader Sumit Sinha and many others including Siddiqullah Chowdhury were there in the Nandigram movement. The Maoist outfit was not banned in the country (when the Nandigram movement took place). They were declared banned much later. They operated openly (in Nandigram). Among others, Maoists were also there (in Nandigram). Maoists were there (in Nandigram) like many other independent persons. This is not a confession. I am stating the truth,” Suman said.
“If you ask me whether I have seen any Maoist leader building organisation (in Nandigram), I will say that I have not seen anyone,” he added.
Although Trinamool has not reacted to Suman’s statement, sources said the party neither wants to give importance to the rebel MP, nor to his allegations of a nexus with Maoists. This was evident from party secretary general Partha Chatterjee’s statement. Asked to comment on Suman’s statement, Chatterjee said, “I have not heard anything. I am busy in office.”
CPM central committee leader Mohammed Selim demanded that Mamata explain how she had “used the Maoists”.
“Land was not the real issue in Nandigram. The extremists and fundamentalists from both Hindu and Muslim communities got united at that time only to oust the CPM. The Maoists too were co-partners and were used by the Trinamool. The Maoists have accepted this. Now Mamata must explain how she used the Maoists,” Selim said.
There is no guessing in that Mr Kabir is going to be booted out in the next elections and he knows that given the coward that he is he is using his position in a last ditch attempt to malign the very people for whom he has attained this position .and he is no dissident he speaks absolute rubbish
Maoism is a false word . Birthplace of MAOISM is America. When teng siao-ping of China visited US, he faced agitation by few MAOISTS, who called themselves as supporter of fourth wife of MAO, who was in Chinese jail. This was the first illustration of Maoists. Since Maoists are critics of Govt of China, so US authority got pleasure from this new development. Since then, American authority are very happy with Maoists. Maoists usually scold China. They scold any other elected and established left authority anywhere. Elected left administration is always disliked by them. In Bengal they disliked Buddhadeb. So they put explosives behind his car. God of chance saved him. However, Maoists liked to see Mamataji as Bengal CM. their desire is fulfilled. Now few Maoists will die. Few will get chance to surrender and join Trinamool. This drama is known to all respected gentries. Please enjoy the drama; A fatal drama. ALEEK KUNATYA RANGE; MAJE LOK RARE BANGE; NIROKHIA PULAKE HRIDOY. ''