Mamata Banerjee ‘attacked’ in Nandigram, taken to Kolkata hospital

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee bought injured throughout her marketing campaign path in Nandigram at this time. She is being taken to Kolkata for remedy.

Sources say Mamata Banerjee has injured her foot and even obtained bruises on her face.

Speaking to reporters, Mamata Banerjee alleged she was “pushed” by somebody and has claimed that there was a “conspiracy” towards her.

She added that her foot was swollen and that she desires to return house to see her physician.

Mamata Banerjee additionally stated she’s going to complain concerning the incident to the Election Commission of India. The Election Commission, meanwhile, has sought an immediate report from the West Bengal chief election officer into the incident.

The BJP and Congress, in the meantime, have known as the incident a “drama” to acquire sympathy.


The incident occurred round 6.15 pm when Banerjee was about to depart the Birulia space close to Reyapara after praying at an area temple.

“I was standing outside my car with the door open. I was going to a temple there to offer my prayers. Few people came around my car and pushed the door. The door hit my leg,” she stated.

The 66-year-old chief minister claimed that her leg bought swollen due to the harm and she or he was feeling feverish, in addition to having chest ache.

Pointing to her leg, she advised reporters, “See how it has swollen.”

Speaking to reporters, she stated that no native police personnel was current on the spot when the incident occurred.

The nature of her harm appeared critical as she was seen being carried by her security personnel to the backseat of her SUV from the entrance seat, which she normally occupies throughout journey, as she was in ache. A white material was additionally wrapped round her injured leg.


Mamata Banerjee was anticipated to keep the evening in Nandigram however returned to Kolkata for remedy. A Green Corridor was made to rush her again to the state capital.

She has been admitted to the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata the place a staff of six docs are treating her. In the staff have been a heart specialist, an endocrinologist, a common surgical procedure physician, an orthopedist and a drugs physician,

Mamata Banerjee was taken to the 12.5 particular cabin in the Woodburn Block of the hospital on a stretcher as her convoy reached the hospital, amid an enormous presence of her supporters who raised slogans towards the BJP.

“We will stabilise her first. An X-ray will be conducted on her leg. We need to find out the degree of her injury and then the course of our treatment will be decided,” a physician on the hospital stated.

The chief minister’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, TMC MP Derek O’Brien and state ministers Partha Chatterjee, Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee have been current on the hospital.

State Health Secretary NS Nigam was additionally current.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar additionally reached the spot however was met with TMC supporters shouting ‘return’.

Mamata Banerjee was initially scheduled to release the TMC manifesto at her Kalighat residence in Kolkata tomorrow.

She was on a two-day visit in the region for submitting her nomination for the Nandigram seat, which she did earlier at this time.


Releasing an announcement on the incidents of March 10, TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, who’s at present in Nandigram, stated, “After the widespread response from the people of Nandigram Block-1 yesterday, Mamata Banerjee visited several places of Nandigram Block II after filing nomination at Haldia. She offered Puja in one after another temple. There was a massive response from people everywhere.”

“At about 6.15 pm, when she was about to leave Birulia Anchal after performing puja in a temple, a few unknown persons pushed her to the car and forcibly shut down the door, as a result of which she sustained injuries in her left leg and also suffered severe pain in the waist. She, thereafter, left for Kolkata to get proper treatment,” he added.

TMC chief Partha Chatterjee stated, “Mamata Banerjee was pushed a day after DG Police Virendra was removed from his post by EC. The security lapse should be looked into by the EC.”

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan wrote, “Strongly condemn the attack on our beloved leader Mamata Banerjee. You may try to harm her, but our Didi shall stand tall always. Pray for her speedy recovery.”

“Many people don’t want her to campaign for the elections. They want her to be removed from their path. That is why she has been attacked by goons. People will give a befitting reply,” state minister and senior TMC chief Subrata Mukherjee stated.

Meanwhile, protests broke out in several parts of the state after information of the alleged assault on Mamata Banerjee surfaced.

TMC staff started an indication by burning tyres in Medinipur city.

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Several Opposition leaders together with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav wished Mamata Banerjee a speedy restoration and demanded a high-level probe into the incident.


The BJP alleged that Banerjee was attempting to flip a “simple accident” right into a “pre-planned conspiracy”, and demanded a CBI investigation.

“It can happen that she met with an accident but to claim that she was deliberately pushed is not acceptable. She has a lot of security personnel guarding her round the clock,” BJP’s nationwide common secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya stated.

“Such tactics to gain sympathy are unacceptable. I think the matter should be handed over to the CBI for the investigation,” he added.

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal stated, “I think I’ll refrain from commenting. All of you’re intelligent and have covered (reported on) such things all your life. Our didi is perturbed. These are signs of a defeated party and a defeated candidate. She’ll lose from Nandigram and there’ll be a change in West Bengal”

Reacting to Mamata Banerjee’s harm, BJP chief Arjun Singh stated, “She is doing drama only. 300 police personnel are providing security to the CM. She is doing this to get sympathy. If she was really attacked, why didn’t the police arrest the person who did it? We have been saying it since the start that law and order is a big problem in the state.”

Even Congress’s Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated, “This is ‘siyasi pakhand’ to gain sympathy. Before the polls, she (Mamata Banerjee) planned this ‘nautanki’ after sensing difficulties in Nandigram. Not just CM, she is Police Mantri’ too. Can you believe that there was no Police with Police Mantri?”

CPI(M) candidate from Nandigram Minakshi Mukherjee wished her speedy restoration, however asserted that “people would not be fooled this time”.


Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday filed her nomination for the Nandigram meeting seat, the place she will take on her former protege and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and exuded confidence of profitable it saying she has by no means returned empty-handed from the land of anti-farm land acquisition motion.

Accompanied by TMC president Subrata Bakshi, Mamata Banerjee filed her papers at the Haldia sub-divisional office after participating in a 2-km roadshow. She provided prayers at a temple earlier than submitting her nomination, and at one other after doing so.

“I am confident about my victory from the Nandigram assembly seat. I could have easily contested from Bhawanipur seat (which she represents).

“When I had visited Nandigram in January, there was no MLA from here as the sitting MLA had resigned. I looked at the faces of the common people and decided to contest from here,” she stated after submitting her paper.

The little identified rural space, which had witnessed one of many bloodiest actions towards the federal government’s acquisition of cultivable land for industrialisation, had then modified the political panorama of West Bengal.

Now after greater than a decade of peace, Nandigram, house to 70 per cent Hindus and 30 per cent Muslims, is witnessing political and communal polarization.

The Muslims are firmly behind TMC that has managed the world for the final 15 years.

The constituency primarily contains two blocks — Nandigram I and Nandigram II — with the primary having 30 per minority inhabitants and the second virtually 15 per cent.

The election in Nandigram is slated to be held on April 1.

(with updates from Suryagni Roy and Prema Rajaram)

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