Kolkata: After the elimination of Kishenji, majority of the members of the committee constituted by the Mamata government for peace negotiations with the Maoists want to alienate themselves from the allotted responsibility.

In an effort to find a peaceful solution to the Maoist issue, the TMC led-state government had formed a committee to initiate deliberations with the extremist group in the Junglemahal area. However, after the killing of Kishenji in an encounter, maximum committee members believe that the doors for peaceful negotiations have been closed.

Committee member Chhotan Das said, “It is very unfortunate that a war like situation have developed in the state, therefore there is no point in discussing the issue now.”

Maoists have already made their stand clear that no further dialogue would be held with the government.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has requested the members to continue with the task, upon which they did not divulge their opinion.

Mamata’s decision to resume joint operations against the Maoists has irked the several intellectuals including renowned writer Mahasweta Devi who has criticised the government move.  

JPN/Bureau