West Bengal Elections 2021: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today released a video statement from the SSKM Hospital saying that she will soon return to the election campaign. She said that she will use a wheelchair if needed. The CM also urged supporters to maintain peace and not to take any steps which may create trouble for others. She said that she has suffered bone fracture and ligament injury during yesterday’s ‘attack’. Earlier today, Purba Medinipur District Police registered a case over attack on Banerjee following a complaint lodged by TMC leader Shiekh Sufian. A team of district officials including Purba Medinipur District Magistrate Vibhu Goel and SP Praveen Prakash among others visited Birulia Bazar in Nandigram where Banerjee was allegedly attacked and was injured. The senior district officials inquired about the incident and spoke to eye-witnesses. The officers also looked for any CCTV installed in the area to ascertain the exact sequence of events.
A TMC delegation comprising of MP Derek O’Brien, state ministers Chandrima Bhattacharya and Partha Chatterjee today met Election Commission officials and filed a complaint in the case of the alleged attack on CM Banerjee. Speaking to reporters, TMC MP Derek O’Brien said, “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.” A BJP team also met the Election Commission and urged for an inquiry into the incident. West Bengal BJP chief today called for a CBI probe into the incident. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was injured during her campaign in Nandigram last evening, had claimed that she was manhandled and pushed by some men leading to an injury in her left leg. The Chief Minister said that she was standing outside her car with the door open and few people came there and pushed the door that hit her leg. She alleged that she was pushed by four-five men while she was trying to get into the car, following which she fell flat on her face. Several leaders have condemned the attack and wished her a speedy recovery.