A video from Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s go to to Nandigram on Wednesday, provides some readability on what occurred moments earlier than she sustained accidents on her foot. The damage has grow to be a matter of big political debate because the BJP and the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress blame one another. The ruling celebration has accused the BJP of engineering the incident. The BJP has dismissed the allegations, accusing the Chief Minister of staging a “drama” for sympathy votes in a dropping battle.
The video reveals Ms Banerjee standing on the footboard of her SUV because it moved slowly ahead — widespread follow of political leaders. The entrance passenger door, the place she is standing stays open. All of a sudden as the group presses ahead she falls again and the door slams on her.
Ms Banerjee, whose foot was badly injured, needed to rush again. Earlier than beginning for Kolkata, she had informed reporters that she was pushed from behind by four-or 5 unknown folks towards her automobile and had the door shut on her.
Requested if it was a deliberate assault, she mentioned, “In fact it’s a conspiracy… there have been no policemen round me”.
This morning, talking from her hospital mattress, she didn’t seek advice from any assault or conspiracy.
“I used to be greeting folks from the automobile bonnet and the group pressed into me, the complete stress was on me. My leg was crushed,” mentioned the 66-year-old who’s present process a battery of exams on the hospital.
“I used to be badly harm. I used to be injured in my arm, leg. There have been bone accidents… ligament accidents. I suffered chest ache,” she mentioned within the video.
The Trinamool Congress has accused the BJP and the Election Fee of getting a job within the matter. The celebration mentioned an try was made on the Chief Minister’s life “inside 24 hours of the removing of the Bengal police chief” by the Election Fee with out the state authorities being consulted.
The Fee responded right now, saying in a robust letter that the Trinamool memo questioned the “very foundation of formation and functioning of the Election Fee”.
The Fee and the federal government have ordered separate investigations into the incident.