Mamata Banerjee injured in an accident, no evidence of attack; Observers report to the Election Commission
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured in an accident during campaigning in Nandigram, there is no evidence of an attack on her. It has been said in a report sent to the Election Commission. The Election Commission had sought reports from special observers Vivek Dubey and Ajay Nayak. After a leg injury, Mamta Banerjee claimed that 4-5 people attacked her and deliberately injured her.
India Today has quoted sources in a report as saying that special observers have ruled out any possibility of an attack. Observers have reported in the report sent to the Election Commission that no evidence of attack has been found. She was under heavy police protection when Mamta got hurt. Today, the Election Commission has told the Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay to submit a detailed report by Sunday, describing the West Bengal government’s report as incomplete.
Following the incident on Wednesday evening, the Election Commission summoned a report from the state government and appointed two observers for the state. Special Police Observer Vivek Dubey and Special Observer Ajay Nayak visited the spot on Saturday and investigated and then sent the report to the Election Commission. A report sent to the Election Commission by the West Bengal government said that Mamata Banerjee was hit by a car door on March 10 in Nandigram. However, it does not say how the car door hit his leg. The Election Commission has found that it has not been clear in the government’s report how the injury occurred.
While the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress have described Mamata Banerjee’s injury as a gimmick to gain sympathy, many leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress are blaming the BJP. Significantly, in West Bengal, votes will be cast in different constituencies on 27 March, 1 April, 6 April, 10 April, 17 April, 22 April, 26 April and 29 April. There are a total of 294 assembly seats in the state.