Kolkata: In a bid to restore peace in Junglemahal area of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has constituted a new committee to resume deliberations with the Naxal.

Earlier, Banerjee had formed Mediators' Committee which failed to bring about any change in the scenario. Taking a lesson from the past experience, Banerjee has decided to include Legal Aid Forum's Jaydeep Mukherjee, former police official Vani Vrath Saha, Gorand Dey and her close confidant and Rajya Sabha MP Devrath Banerjee in the new committee.

It is believed that as the mediator committee which was set up under the leadership of Sujat Bhadra had failed to find solutions to any of the Naxal related problems in last five months which forced the CM to look for more suitable options.

However, reports also say that the Sujat Bhadra’s committee would also make effort to hold discussions with the Naxals.

It is believed that Banerjee had asked the IB to submit its report about the members of the Sujat Bhadra’s committee.
She had asked an account of their activities in Junglemahal along with their success report. According to sources, Banerjee was not satisfied with the performance of the Bhadra committee, therefore she decided to form another committee.

Meanwhile, the Legal Aid Forum members had an active participation since past one month. Recently the forum members had a meeting with the People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA) leader Chhatradhar Mahato and other Naxal leaders who presently are lodged in jail.  

It was decided that the forum members would hold meetings with Union Minister of State for Shipping and party general secretary Mukul Roy and PCPA leaders. However, on Wednesday, PCPA leaders denied to hold discussion with Roy.

(JPN/ Bureau)