BJP leader Suvendhu Adhikari’s father and brother have expressed concern over the alleged attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram.
Reportedly, former Union Minister Sisir Adhikari and his son, TMC MP Divyendu Adhikari has expressed concern over the alleged attack on Mamata that has left her injured. Sisir said that the security guards should have been more vigilant and wished Mamata well. “The security guards should have been more vigilant. Get well soon and come back to Nandigram,” he said.
On Wednesday night, the West Bengal Chief Minister alleged that she was attacked by four-five unidentified men while she was boarding her car in Nandigram. Mamata alleged that she was manhandled and the car door was shut on her. She was rushed back to Kolkata and was admitted to a hospital.
Coincidently, the attack took place a day after the Election Commission (EC) replaced the West Bengal Director General of Police Virender following a BJP complaint alleging violence and P Nirajnayan has been named the new police chief.
Senior leaders across the country have condemned the attack on Mamata Banerjee. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, among others, condemned the attack on Mamata.
Meanwhile, according to sources, doctors treating the West Bengal Chief Minister said that she is stable and a series of medical tests will be conducted. After Mamata was admitted to a Kolkata hospital, initial tests results pointed out that she suffered severe bone injuries on her left ankle and foot, injuries on her right shoulder, forearm and neck. Doctors also informed that Mamata complained of chest pain and had trouble breathing.
TMC MLA Paresh Pal said that it could have resulted in spinal injury had the alleged attackers put a little more pressure on Mamata. “The condition of Mamata’s leg is serious. A little more pressure could have resulted in injury to the spine,” Pal told reporters outside the SSKM hospital in Kolkata where the West Bengal Chief Minister is admitted.
In light of the attack on Mamata, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) will postpone the release of its manifesto for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections. TMC leaders said that the manifesto would be released after Mamata gets well and returns home. “Although the manifesto is ready, there is no question about releasing it without her,” a TMC leader told reporters.
Meanwhile, Mamata’s nephew and TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee have issued a warning to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to gear up to witness the power of Bengal. In a tweet, Abhishek said, “BJP brace yourselves to see the power of people of BENGAL on Sunday, May 2nd. Get ready.”
On Thursday morning, TMC workers and supporters blocked trains in south Bengal protesting the alleged attack on Mamata. TMC supporters blocked trains near Kadambagachi station on the Sealdah–Hasnabad line.
Meanwhile, a TMC delegation will meet the Election Commission today and file a complaint on the attack on Mamata in Nandigram. A BJP delegation will also meet the EC demanding a proper investigation into the incident. The BJP said that it would also file a complaint with the EC, stating that Mamata is spreading lies about the attack. Earlier, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya asked the EC to release the video of Mamata’s attack publicly so that the truth can be revealed.