Kolkata: Breaking the silence on Friday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she has reports that a joint conspiracy is being hatched to kill her.

Her comments came soon after the Intelligence Bureau alerted the state government about the hit-list of the Maoists that featured her name including her 11 ministerial colleagues. "We have reports that few people are plotting my murder, but I am not worried about the issue," the Chief Minister said.

However, the CM avoided revealing the names of the people involved but she indicated that the conspirators which are active in the state have nexus in Delhi too.

Launching a scathing attack on the Congress for the recent procession by the Youth Congress members Mamata said “The UPA government is majorly dependant on our support at the Centre. Our support holds an important role and at the time when the state is going to by-polls for Lok Sabha seats, it is playing political gimmicks.”

“By such actions the Congress is supporting CPI (M),” she added.

Mamata, 11 Ministers on Maoist hit-list

The Union Government has issued an alert to the West Bengal government following information about the hit-list of the Maoists which feature the names of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with her 11 Cabinet colleagues, politicians and administrative officials.

The Centre shared an Intelligence Bureau report of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) with the state government on Friday mentioning that the Chief Minister and her 11 Cabinet ministers could be targeted by the Maoists within 15 days.

Apart from the name of CM, Ministers, MPs and MLAs, the hit-list also have the names of several police and administrative officials. The hit-list contains names of prominent personalities like Mukul Roy, Sishir Adhikari, Suvendu Adhikari, Sukumar Hansda and Shantiram Mahato.

As per the IB information, the Maoists are keeping a strict vigil on the movement of the politicians. Moreover, before the preparation of the hit-list, the top Maoists leaders had called a meeting with the counterparts of Odisha and Jharkhand to plan their strategy.

Following the Maoist threat, the security arrangements have been beefed up for all the ministers featuring in the hit-list.

JPN/Bureau