The Election Commission is seeking a report after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was attacked while campaigning in Nandigram on Wednesday evening. Mamata is reportedly undergoing treatment at a Kolkata hospital.
The West Bengal CM alleged that she was attacked by four to five men and said that police officers were not present at the spot. The attack on Mamata comes hours after she filed her nomination from the Nandigram seat.
“Four or five people came in front of the car and pushed the door. This was done purposely,” Mamata told news reporters. The Trinamool Congress said that it is unclear who attacked the West Bengal Chief Minister but, they will file a complaint with the Election Commission.
Mamata filed her nomination today and was supposed to stay the night in Nandigram, however, she returned to Kolkata and is reportedly being treated at a hospital. Mamata said her leg is swollen after the attack. There were reports that she has suffered other minor injuries.
The West Bengal BJP unit quickly responded to the attack on Mamata, calling the act “drama for sympathy". West Bengal Vice President said the IPS officers and her security in-charge should be suspended.
“Is it the Taliban that attacked her convoy? A huge police force accompanies her. Who can get near her? Four IPS officers are her security in-charge must be suspended. Attackers don't appear out of anywhere, they have to be nabbed. She did drama for sympathy,” Singh told a leading news agency.
Last year, BJP President JP Nadda’s convoy was attacked when he was travelling to Diamond Harbour with senior BJP leaders for a party meeting. BJP blamed the TMC for the attack.