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West Bengal Assembly election: TMC leaders meet EC over alleged attack on Mamata Banerjee, BJP demands probe

Leaders from the ruling party Trinamool Congress met with the Chief Electoral Officer in Kolkata on Thursday (March 11) over the Nandigram incident.

Mamata Banerjee was allegedly attacked in Nandigram on Wednesday (March 10)- (Picture courtesy :Twitter)

Leaders from the ruling party Trinamool Congress met with the Chief Electoral Officer in Kolkata on Thursday (March 11) over the Nandigram incident during which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was allegedly attacked and injured. Earlier today, Trinamool Congress delayed the release of its manifesto by one-day following the incident in Nandigram.

A TMC delegation comprising of MP Derek O’Brien, state ministers Chandrima Bhattacharya and Partha Chatterjee reached the Election Commission office earlier today, in Kolkata to file a complaint against the alleged attack on Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram on March 10. TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee also reached the hospital to meet Banerjee.

“Those responsible for this heinous incident need to be brought to book. It was in such poor taste that within 30 minutes, there were other kinds of statements. We condemn those statements. Talk to doctors and see what happened,” TMC MP Derek O’Brien said after meeting EC in Kolkata on Thursday (March 11).
On the other hand, a BJP delegation also announced that they will meet with the Election Commission official to demand a proper inquiry into the incident. BJP leaders Tathagata Roy and Shamik Bhattacharya reached SSKM hospital in Kolkata earlier today where Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is admitted and undergoing treatment.
“We wanted to meet her (Mamata Banerjee) but couldn’t because that was not medically advised. We met Aroop Vishwas ji and asked him to convey best wishes to her,” BJP leader Tathagata Roy said after coming out of SSKM hospital in Kolkata.
In a letter to the EC, BJP expressed their shock after the incident and said that her allegations about ‘some people pushed her’ are very serious in nature. The party has requested a ‘detailed inquiry’ into the matter and demanded that video footage of the incident must be made public to ‘clear the air’ around the alleged attack.

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