Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress tactics to start a recruitment drive of Constables in the Naxal-affected region has not only given sleepless nights to the Marxist leaders but has also created problem for the Maoists in Junglemahal. The state government move has been termed by them as a part of conspiracy to create a wedge among people in the region.

The Maoists, through their pamphlets, have accused the government of trying to raise another anti-Naxal force in the name of recruitment drive in Junglemahal, and have asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to postpone the move.

The Maoists have come out with their wish list just two days ahead of the CM’s scheduled visit to Jhargram in the Naxal-affected Junglemahal. They have cautioned Banerjee against beginning Salwa Judum in the region and generating differences among them by offering employment in the police.

Banerjee is scheduled to visit Junglemahal on October 15 to finalize the ceasefire proposal by the Maoists. The latter have agreed to it if the government is read y to suspend operations in the region.

The recent somersault by the Maoists regarding the recruitment drive was in wake of the state government notification for 5000 vacancies of police and homeguards issued three days back.

Concerned over the rising voices against the government drive, Banerjee held an immediate meeting with the administrative officials. She has also directed the government appointed interlocutors for talks with the Maoists in Junglemahal to mediate in this regard.

(JPN/Bureau)