Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was seen in hospital together with her left leg in a solid in a photograph tweeted by her nephew Abhishek Banerjee this morning, a day after she alleged an assault in Nandigram, the place she filed her nomination for the state election later this month.
Abhishek Banerjee, a Trinamool Congress MP, shared the picture with a message concentrating on the BJP, which has mounted an aggressive marketing campaign to try to oust the two-time Chief Minister and her Trinamool Congress from energy in Bengal.
“BJP brace yourselves to see the power of people of BENGAL on Sunday, May 2nd. Get ready,” he tweeted.
Mamata Banerjee, 66, stated final night she was pushed by 4 or 5 folks towards her automotive and had the door shut on her at a time when there have been no police personnel round her.
Looking pale and pointing to her leg, she stated, “See how it is swelling up”. Asked if it was a deliberate assault, she stated, “Of course it is a conspiracy… there were no policemen around me”. She gave the impression to be in ache whereas talking.
She had plans to remain the evening in Nandigram after submitting her election papers however was taken to a hospital in Kolkata, 130 km away, after the incident.
According to medical doctors on the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata, there have been accidents to her foot, shoulder and neck and he or she had been given painkillers.
“Initial examination suggests severe bony injuries in her left ankle, foot and bruises, injuries in right shoulder, forearm and neck. The Chief Minister complained of chest pain, breathlessness since the incident. She is kept under close watch for 48 hours,” M Bandopadhya, a health care provider, was quoted as saying by information company ANI.
The Chief Minister underwent a battery of checks together with neurological checks and an X-ray of her left leg. Late within the evening, she was despatched to the Bangur Institute of Neurosciences at SSKM for an MRI. According to sources, she has sustained accidents on decrease limbs that are swollen and painful.
The assault got here a day after the Election Commission changed the Director General of Bengal Police, Mr Virender, amid allegations of violence voiced by the BJP. An IPS officer of the 1987 batch, P Nirajnayan, has been named the brand new police chief.
The Election Commission has requested the Bengal administration for a report on the assault on the Chief Minister who has Z-Plus safety. The report must be submitted by Friday.
The incident intensifies a nerve-wracking political battle in Nandigram, which has develop into the epicenter of the Mamata Banerjee versus BJP battle that’s the theme of the Bengal election beginning March 27.
The Chief Minister has been challenged in Nandigram by her former aide-turned-BJP rival Suvendu Adhikari.
Mr Adhikari gained the Nandigram seat in 2016 as a Trinamool candidate and his supporters have pitched Mamata Banerjee as an “outsider”. Fighting that label, the Chief Minister has been campaigning within the space that catapulted her occasion to energy in 2011 following an agitation towards farmland acquisition.
The BJP, which had blamed the Trinamool after its chief JP Nadda’s convoy got here underneath assault in Bengal in December, known as the incident a stunt by the ruling occasion.
“Is it Taliban that her convoy was attacked? Huge police force accompanies her. Who can get near her?” stated state BJP vice-president Arjun Singh. “Four IPS officers are her security in-charge and must be suspended. Attackers don’t appear out of nowhere, they have to be arrested… She did drama for sympathy,” he added.
Elections in Bengal will likely be held in a document eight rounds over 33 days. The outcomes will likely be declared on May 2.