"By killing Kishenji, the Mamata Banerjee government has proven that in the future people will have the last world in Junglemahal," Banerjee told a public meeting at Belpahari in West Midnapore district yesterday.

Belpahari is located in the heart of Junglemahal region, once a Maoist stronghold. Banerjee, also an MP, said the days of Maoist leaders like Kishenji and others were 'over' and the ruling TMC government has ensured that people speak the final word in the Junglemahal area.

"Earlier, people could not venture out of their homes due to Red terror. Everyday, reports of murders used to appear in the newspapers. Today, there is peace. In the last four years there has been no influx of Maoists and development has taken centre stage since then," cited  Banerjee. The remarks ran counter to the  Chief Minister's earlier claim that Kishenji had not been killed 'in a pre-planned way'.

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