Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has allegedly been attacked in Nandigram, from where she filed her nomination papers today.
Mamata Banerjee claimed that while boarding at her car, she was pushed by few people. In the incident, Bengal CM received injuries at her head, waist and leg. She was brought to PG Hospital, Kolkata for treatment.
According to Times of India report at 1.39 am, on March 11:
“Initial examination suggests severe bony injuries in her (Mamata’s) left ankle, foot & bruises, injuries in right shoulder, forearm & neck. CM complained of chest pain, breathlessness since the incident. She is kept under close watch for 48 hours,” said Dr M Bandopadhya, IPGMER & SSKM (PG) Hospital.
The attacked has angered TMC caders, who also shouted Governor Go Back when Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar reached PG Hospital to visit Mamata Banerjee.
And later at several places, a large number of Trinamool supporters and cadres sat on dharna to protest the attack alleging the BJP for it.
After the ‘attack’ many chief ministers including Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, Bihar’s leader of opposition Tejashwai Yadav tweeted and expressed concern about the attack on Bengal chief minister.
Hemant Soren, whose cavalcade was attacked in Ranchi few months, demanded a high lever inquiry into the matter.
“Our Didi is the only female chief minister in India, and she is being attacked by BJP. This is what BJP represents. Women are not safe in BJP ruled state, so now women of Bengal have to think how safe they will be when BJP will come to power,” said a woman protester.
While another protester reacted, “There was no such violence in Bengal that a chief minister gets attacked. This happened since BJP wants to come to power. Bengal does not want such a violent party.”
From Nandigram, Suvendu Adhikari, Mamata’s earlier confidant is contesting against her as a BJP candidate.
Significantly, yesterday only, Election Commission has removed the earlier Director General of Police (DGP) Virendra and ordered to appoint a new DGP Nirajnayan with immediate effect. And Mamata said that when she was pushed, there were no policemen around her.