Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that she was ready to quit if she cannot prove that the CPI(M) was misusing central security forces brought for anti-Maoist operations in West Bengal.
“The CPI(M) is misusing the central forces. I would have nothing to say if the central forces were used against Maoists. If I cannot prove that the central forces are being misused by the CPI(M),I am ready to quit. Will the CPI(M) government also do so?” the Trinamool Congress chief said.
The Railway minister said if she could prove that the central forces were being used,then the Centre would have to withdraw them from the state.
“Central forces are being used to kill Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal. 2,000 workers and supporters have been killed since the Lok Sabha elections. CPI(M) has unleashed a reign of terror,” she claimed.
“We have been stating repeatedly that state sponsored violence is going on. How many times we will have to say this? Our party met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram 20 times,” she said,adding that Governor M K Narayanan had also given a report over the political violence to the Centre.