Ranchi: Retorting to Union Minister Jairam Ramesh’s contentious statement that Jharkhand leaders are associated with Maoists, state Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Thursday demanded a list from the centre to justify his remark.

“The government should give us the names of leaders who are having connection with Maoists,” the Chief Minister said at Ranchi Airport.

On the other hand, Leader of Opposition in Jharkhand Assembly, Rajendra Singh, backed Ramesh’s statement.

He also demanded Munda government to call an All-party meeting on Chotanagpur Tenancy (CNT) Act.