West Bengal Election 2021: Mamata Banerjee says will return to poll campaign soon, to use wheelchair if needed

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Updated: March 30, 2021 5:57:08 pm

Mamata Banerjee Injured: Purba Medinipur District Magistrate Vibhu Goel and SP Praveen Prakash among other officials visited Birulia Bazar in Nandigram today where the incident took place.

West bengal Elections Live, Mamata Banerjee attack live, Bengal Polls Latest News Live UpdatesWest Bengal Elections 2021 Live: Mamata Banerjee was in Nandigram over the last two days to campaign for the upcoming elections.

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.

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    19:04 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Not to indulge in politics over CM's injuries, want probe: Bengal BJP

    A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was admitted to a facility here after receiving injuries during her Nandigram visit, the Bengal BJP said the party will not indulge in any politics over her injuries but will demand a comprehensive probe into the incident since she had alleged conspiracy behind it. Noting that the fight with the TMC is a political one and on ideological and development issues, BJP spokesman Samik Bhattacharya wished her a speedy recovery and said, the party hoped for her return to the electoral arena as soon as possible. (PTI)

    18:46 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Minister Firhad Hakim on attack on CM Mamata Banerjee

    People are saying that it happened after the vehicle hit an iron pole. Had that been the case, there would've been scratch marks on vehicle. But there's none. It means CM was standing on footboard  and greeting people when she was pushed. We're demanding probe: West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim (ANI)

    18:19 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    CM Mamata Banerjee to undergo further medical tests

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was injured during a poll campaign yesterday and later admitted to the SSKM Hospital for treatment, has taken to another building of the hospital for further medical tests. TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee was also present at the hospital during this reported ANI.

    18:00 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Will raise black flags, cover our mouths with black bands as a mark of silent protest: Partha Chatterjee

    West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee: Tomorrow (Friday) from 3pm-5pm we will raise black flags and cover our mouths with black bands as a mark of silent protest, condemning the incident (CM Mamata Banerjee getting injured in Nandigram). 

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    17:41 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    TMC Parliamentary delegation to meet Election Commission of India

    West Bengal Assembly Election LIVE: The Trinamool Congress Parliamentary delegation to meet Election Commission on India in Delhi on March 12 on yesterday's Nandigram incident in which chief minister Mamata Banerjee suffered injuries. 

    17:20 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    EC has to take responsibility for attack on Mamata: TMC to EC

    West Bengal Election 2021: The Trinamool Congress today slammed the Election Commission for failing to provide proper security to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was injured during poll campaign in Nandigram, and said the EC can't shun responsibility as it is in charge of law and order situation in the poll-bound West Bengal. The party claimed that the attack was a 'deep-rooted conspiracy to take the life of Banerjee. TMC leaders said anti-social elements have been mobilised from the neighbouring states by the BJP in Nandigram to unleash violence. Accusing the EC of acting 'as per orders' of the BJP leaders, the TMC delegation, after meeting the EC officials, alleged that the 'Election Commission did nothing despite there being reports of a possible attack on Banerjee'.   A delegation of the BJP also met EC officials and demanded a thorough probe into the incident in which Banerjee got injured in Nandigram the previous day. 'The law and order situation in Bengal was good. But, after the announcement of elections, law and order become the responsibility of the EC. 'The EC removed DGP of the state police, and the very next day she was attacked,' TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said. (PTI)

    16:56 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Calcutta High Court allows TMC candidates Ujjwal Kumar to contest

    West Bengal Elections 2021: Matter of rejection of nomination of the TMC candidate from Joypur Assembly, Ujjwal Kumar was taken up for hearing at Calcutta High Court today. The court passed an order setting aside the rejection, permitting him to contest polls based on nomination papers submitted by him. Earlier, the Election Commission had rejected the nomination of Ujjwal Kumar. 

    16:04 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Seems it was done by well-trained people who take training in 'nikkar': TMC leader Madan Mitra

    It seems it was done by well-trained people who take training in 'nikkar'. Had this type of incident taken place in any other state, say Gujarat, then it would have become another Godhra. It was a case of attempt to murder: TMC leader Madan Mitra on injury to West Bengal CM

    15:38 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    TMC leaders Nusrat Jahan Ruhi, Mimi Chakraborty and Madan Mitra visited SSKM hospital today
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    15:16 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Mamata Banerjee says she will return for campaigning in few days
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    15:06 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Mamata Banerjee says she will return for poll campaign in few days

    In video message from hospital, CM Mamata Banerjee says she will be back for poll campaign in few days and use wheelchair if needed.

    14:00 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    BJP delegation comprising of Sabyasachi Dutta and Shishir Bajoria meets EC

    BJP delegation comprising of Sabyasachi Dutta & Shishir Bajoria meets EC officers in Kolkata. "We're shocked to see CM was injured while in Nandigram wherein she has alleged that she was pushed by some people. We request that a detailed enquiry is ordered," their memorandum reads

    13:29 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Hope Election Commission sends enough central forces to West Bengal to control political violence: BJP

    TMC are politicizing the issue. However, we believe such incidents should not be politicized. I hope Election Commission will send enough central forces to West Bengal to control the political violence: BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on alleged attack on Mamata Banerjee

    13:25 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    BJP leader Tathagata Roy meets TMC's Aroop Vishwas at SSKM hospital
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    13:24 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Congress says Mamata Banerjee doing it for public sympathy

    If there is a conspiracy, call CBI, NIA, CID or form an SIT. Why don't you (Mamata Banerjee) do it? Making an excuse of conspiracy, you want to get public sympathy. Where were the police, CCTV? Take out CCTV footage and the truth will come out: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress

    13:00 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    TMC MP Derek O'Brien says those responsible for this heinous incident need to be brought to book
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    12:39 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Police registers case over attack on Mamata Banerjee

    Police register case over attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee following complaint lodged by TMC leader Shiekh Sufian: Officials

    12:37 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    TMC postpones release of poll manifesto

    The Trinamool Congress today postponed the release of its manifesto for the West Bengal polls, following the alleged attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

    12:10 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    BJP's West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh demands CBI probe

    BJP's West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh has demanded a CBI probe into the alleged attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He said that it needs to be seen whether the incident was a "well-scripted drama" to garner votes. Speaking to reporters, Ghosh said, "It needs to be probed what actually happened. How come a Z-plus protectee gets attacked is a matter that has to be looked into. The state should order a CBI probe to bring out the truth."

    11:22 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    West Bengal: TMC, BJP to meet Elections Commission

    A TMC delegation to meet Election Commission officers in Kolkata today & file a complaint about the alleged attack on party chief Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram yesterday. A BJP delegation will also meet the commission to demand a proper enquiry into the incident.

    11:21 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Purba Medinipur District Magistrate Vibhu Goel and SP Praveen Prakash visit Birulia Bazar in Nandigram where Mamata Banerjee suffered injuries
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    11:16 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    West Bengal BJP vice president says Mamata Banerjee should be given central security
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    11:13 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Omar Abdullah condemns attack on Mamata Banerjee

    My father joins me in condemning the assault on @MamataOfficial while campaigning. The rough & tumble of election campaigns should not descend in to physical violence & we hope the EC inquiry gets to the bottom of this: Omar Adbullah

    10:34 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Violence perpetrated against Mamata Banerjee is absolutely unacceptable and condemnable: Priyanka Chaturvedi
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    10:25 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti says attack on Mamata Banerjee shows the hatred that has possessed this country
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    10:12 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren demands a high level investigation into the matter
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    09:46 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Violence has no place in politics: Manish Tewari
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    09:37 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says those responsible for attack on Banerjee should be arrested immediately

    Condemning the attack on Mamata Banerjee, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "I strongly condemn the attack on Mamta Didi. Those responsible should be immediately arrested and punished. I pray for her speedy recovery."

    09:25 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Last night visuals from outside SSKM hospital
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    09:24 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Mamata Banerjee is undergoing treatment at the 12.5 special cabin of Woodburn Block of the SSKM hospital

    Mamata Banerjee is undergoing treatment at the 12.5 special cabin of Woodburn Block of the SSKM hospital. The state government has constituted a team of five senior doctors to treat Banerjee.

    09:10 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Initial examination suggests severe bony injuries in her left ankle, foot: Doctor

    Dr M Bandopadhya, IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, yesterday said tha tinitial examination suggested severe bony injuries in her left ankle, foot and bruises, injuries in right shoulder, forearm and neck. The CM complained of chest pain, breathlessness since the incident. 

    09:01 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    DMK leader MK Stalin termed the attack on Mamata Banerjee as an assault on Indian democracy

    DMK leader MK Stalin has termed the attack on Mamata Banerjee as shameful and an assault on Indian democracy.

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    08:51 (IST)11 Mar 2021
    Bihar Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav condemns attack on Mamata Banerjee

    Tejashwi Yadav said that he unequivocally condemn the cowardly and despicable attack on Mamata Banerjee. He wished a speedy recovery to the CM and said that those behind this attack must not be spared.

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    Mamata Banerjee was seen being carried by her security personnel to the backseat of her SUV from the front seat, which she usually occupies during travel, as she was in pain. A white cloth was also wrapped around her injured leg. The chief minister also has severe pain in the waist, said TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, who was present in Nandigram. She has been admitted to the state-run SSKM Hospital for treatment. The state government constituted a team of five senior doctors to treat Banerjee, Health Department sources said.
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