Congress alleges 'attack' on Mamata Banerjee 'drama to gain sympathy' - Hindustan Times
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Congress alleges 'attack' on Mamata Banerjee 'drama to gain sympathy'

By | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Mar 10, 2021 09:14 PM IST

Earlier in the day, Banerjee was injured in the leg after being allegedly pushed by unidentified people near a temple at Reyapara area during campaigning at Nandigram.

The Congress on Wednesday alleged that the 'attack' on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigarm is a 'drama' to gain sympathy ahead of the state assembly elections.

Congress Party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury at Parliament in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
Congress Party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury at Parliament in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

"This is 'siyasi pakhand' to gain sympathy. Before 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?," Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told news agency ANI.

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Earlier in the day, Banerjee was injured in the leg after being allegedly pushed by unidentified people near a temple at Reyapara area during campaigning at Nandigram.

"Few people pushed me when I was near my car. I suffered an injury in my leg," Banerjee told ANI.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has sought a report from the state police on the alleged attack on Banerjee at Nandigram constituency, in which she was injured, an official said.

"We have sought a report from the state police administration. The report must be sent quickly," the official of the state CEO's office said.

Banerjee alleged that no local police personnel were near her when four or five people might have deliberately pushed her causing the injury.

Banerjee had filed her nomination from Nandigram seat for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Following this, she visited the Durga Mandir in Shibrampur village.

West Bengal will witness eight-phased Assembly polls beginning March 27. The tenure of the 16th Legislative Assembly of West Bengal will end on May 30 this year. A total of 7,34,07,832 voters will choose their representative for the 17th Legislative Assembly of West Bengal.

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