June 21, 2009
Members of Parliament belonging to the Left Parties have sent the following letter to the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Dear Pradhan Mantriji,
We are writing to you to convey our apprehensions in connection with the ongoing joint operations by the Central Security Forces and the Security Forces of the Government of West Bengal in Lalgarh and other areas of West Midnapore against the Maoist violence.
We have learnt through media reports that some members of the Union Council of Ministers are proceeding to visit the affected areas and are making public comments which are adversely complicating the operations against the Maoists.
You had, yourself, drawn the attention of the country by stating that the Maoist activities constitute one of the gravest threats to India's internal security. In that spirit, the Central Security Forces have been dispatched at the request of the state government for launching these joint operations.
In this situation, we, Members of Parliament belonging to the Left parties seek your personal intervention to ensure that the joint operations against the Maoists are not adversely complicated by utterances and actions of some members of the Union Council of Ministers as reported by the media.
CPI(M): Sitaram Yechury, Brinda Karat, Mohd. Amin, Basudev Acharia, Shyamal Chakraborty, P. Karunakaran, A. Vijayaraghavan, P. Madhu, T. K. Rangarajan, Bajuban Riyan, Khagen Das, Tapan Sen
CPI: D. Raja, RSP: Abani Roy, Forward Bloc: Barun Mukherjee, Narahari Mahato
copy to: Shri P Chidambaram, Minister for Home Affairs, Government of India