West Bengal Govt. to consider centre’s ban on CPI-ML: Yechuri

June 23rd, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): The West Bengal Government will take a decision today on the question of banning the CPI (Maoist), following central government’s ban imposition on the group, CPI (M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury disclosed on Tuesday.

“The Government is privy to the information on the threat perceptions. So, on that basis they have taken action and this is applicable to the whole of India. And Bengal is part of India. This is something that is in the natural course of the law of the land. And that will have to be taken up. And I think the state cabinet is meeting today and they will take the necessary decision,” said Yechury.

Yechury told reporters that the Central government had enforced a ban on Maoists to clear an ambiguity over their status.

“The Government has imposed this ban because they wanted to clear an ambiguity - earlier in the list of banned organisations was the CPI-ML - People’s War Group and the MCC - now both of these have merged together to form the CPI (Maoist), said Yechury.

The senior CPM leader also said his party maintained the opinion that a solution to the Maoist problem had to be dual in its strategy.

“Firstly it has to be a political solution - because ultimately the most enduring solution will be a political one. But wherever there is a breakdown of law and order, and wherever the civic administration is paralysed by their (Maoist) activities, then it is the fundamental duty of any government to restore civic administration and normalcy,” said Yechury. (ANI)

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