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Mamata Banerjee hospitalised in Nandigram

Trinamool Congress chief complains of chest pain after allegedly being hit by a stone while on her way to Nandigram.
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UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2007 03:57 PM IST

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was hospitalised in Nandigram on Thursday when she complained of chest pain after allegedly being hit by a stone while on her way to areas affected by violence on Wednesday.

"Mamata had to be admitted to Nandigram hospital after she complained of chest pain when she was hit by a stone on her way to Nandigram," Anuradha Putatunda, a Trinamool Congress leader who was accompanying Banerjee, said

She said Banerjee was given saline and oxygen immediately after being admitted to the hospital, while she was visiting to meet those injured in Wednesday's police firing that claimed 14 lives.

Putatunda alleged that Banerjee's convoy was repeatedly blocked and attacked by CPI-M supporters enroute to Nandigram and that she was hit by a stone.

Banerjee was recently discharged from a private nursing home where she was treated for nearly a month after her 25-day fast in December to protest the acquisition of 1,000 acres at Singur in Hoogly district for the Tata Motors' small car project.

She rushed to Nandigram immediately after the police firing on Wednesday

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