Out of jail after 10 years, Naxal praises Mamata Banerjee for her vikas

LALGARH (JHARGRAM): One day after his release, who joined Lalgarh with people mostly associated with Congress on Sunday after completing a 10-year sentence, was a compliment to the prime minister. Mamata Banerjee for his development work in the area.

Although Mahato did not commit to joining any party, TMC made it clear that he is ready to accept the pro-Maoist leader, allowing a new political equation in Jangalmahal that could thwart the recent increase in BJP in the region.

I can't express my feelings with words. I was isolated from the world for 10 years, but I always believed that one day I would get freedom, Mahato said. When asked if he would join TMC, the former leader of the PCPA (Popular Committee against Police Atrocities) said: I can't say it now. Once I was in Trinamool, but after that, I was working under a separate banner. Now, I'm disconnected from the party. I want to work for people but first I want to spend a few days with my family.

TMC, however, is ready to accept Mahato. The president of the TMC Jhargram district, Birbaha Soren, told TOI: Chhatradhar has always worked for people and, therefore, is always welcome at the party. Its inclusion will enrich it.

Mahato, who arrived in Lodhashuli at 1.20 p.m., joined Lalgarh with more than 1,000 people around 3 p.m. He was received by his wife Niyati, his mother Bedanabala and their children Dhriti and Debi Prasad.