New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): The activists of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party staged a protest against the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) leaders here on Tuesday in support of a statement made by their party chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Maoist leader Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad's killing at a rally in Lalgarh, West Bengal on August 9.
The TMC activists raised slogans against the CPI-M leaders and carried placards that read: "'CPM Has Illegal Weapons, Why Is Central Government Silent?"
Addressing a public rally in Lalgarh on August 9, Banerjee had said that the way Azad was killed was not right and asked for a probe into his death.I feel the way Azad was killed is not correct. Swami Agnivesh had made him agree to hold talks (with the government). What happened was not correct. I feel the process (for holding talks with the Maoists) should start," she added.
Azad was killed by the Andhra Pradesh Police in the Jogapur forest area in Adilabad District on July 2. (ANI)