statesman news service
Kolkata, 15 July
Trinamul Congress leader Mr Madan Mitra today alleged of receiving a threatening message on his cell phone last night by the Maoists.
"The message that warned the ruling party to be ready for dire consequences has already been forwarded to the senior officials of Kolkata police.," said the leader while showing the message to the media persons at PG Polyclinic where he had gone to attend a health programme.
"The message clearly dispels the notion that Trinamul in any way is closer to Maoists and it’s rather the parties in opposition who are sheltering the rebels," said Mr Mitra.
When asked about reports of Maoists trying to take shelter in the state capital, the minister of transport said, he has asked people in Belghoria and other parts of the city to keep a watchful eye on the outsiders and alert the administration even on minor suspicion.
State urban development minister Mr Firhad Hakim who was also present, rubbishing the allegations of foul play in the rural polls said, elections have been conducted peacefully across the state and even in the areas known to be the hotbed of violence during the previous regime.
"People have voted in Jangalmahal till five in the morning. Do you think it was possible during the Left rule?" He said, attempts by some political leaders to polish their political career with the help will fall flat as the ruling party has won the hearts by its good work.
The reign of terror has been replaced by peace and democracy against the vested interest of a few people, he added. Meanwhile, the two ministers today jointly inaugurated the service of 40 beds- 20 each- at Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology departments in PG poly clinic to cope up with the increasing rush at SSKM hospital.