7-day ultimatum to Maoists by Mamata
"They (Maoists) do not pursue any ism, they have no ideals. They are `supari` killers, jungle mafia. People hate violence. We initiated the peace process. We will continue the negotiations, but you (the rebels) have to lay down arms," she said.
Condemning killings by Maoists and gunning down of two Trinamool Congress leaders in Jangalmahal recently, Banerjee said, "We have started the peace process, stopped joint operations for over four months, expecting peace to return. But the Maoists have not kept their word and continued the killing spree." She said if peace returned toJangalmahal, there would be no need of joint security operations.
Asking the Maoists what they wanted, the Chief Minister said, "Tell me what you want? We will give you schools, colleges, roads, jobs…everything…The door for dialogue is still open. We want a solution through negotiations but we will not tolerate any more violence."