Kolkata:  It augurs well for the West Bengal government as the Maoists have given their nod for talks with the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on some terms and conditions.

The Maoists have asked the government for halting the joint operation of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police to suppress their activities in Junglemahal. They said that they would agree to hold meeting with the government only after changing its stand on Junglemahal.

Maoist leaders Vikram and Vikas have issued a letter and invited the state government indirectly for talks. They also hailed the Chief Minister's proposal of returning 400 acre to farmers who were deprived of the land owing to the Nano project.

They advised the government to make schemes for the welfare of the poor rural people living in forests and mountains, who have no access to the benefits of the government schemes.

(JPN/Bureau)