About four days after he was injured during the election campaign in Nandigram in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee led a roadshow of her party sitting on a wheelchair on Sunday and said that an injured tiger is more dangerous.
Banerjee was accompanied by senior TMC leaders. Banerjee was accepting the greetings of the people by adding hands, while the security personnel was holding their wheelchairs and advancing. Banerjee joined a five-kilometer-long roadshow from Mayo Road to Hazra Bend on the occasion of Nandigram Diwas.
Nandigram Diwas celebrated
TMC celebrates March 14 as Nandigram Diwas. The party celebrates the day in remembrance of 14 villagers killed in police firing on March 14 during the anti-land acquisition movement in 2007. Banerjee is contesting for the first time in the high-profile Nandigram seat. Banerjee is to meet her former confidant, Suvendu Adhikari, who has now joined the BJP.
Will preach on wheelchairs across the state
Addressing the gathering after the hour-long roadshow, Banerjee said efforts to prevent them from campaigning have failed. He said he will campaign for TMC candidates across the state on wheelchairs. Mamata said, “I have faced a lot of attacks in my life, but I have never surrendered to anyone. I will never bow my head. An injured tiger becomes more dangerous. Banerjee was injured in Nandigram during the campaign after filing the nomination papers on March 10. The Trinamool Congress claimed that it was the BJP’s conspiracy to take their lives. ’
On Sunday, Mamata Banerjee said, “The doctors advised me not to go out for publicity today, but I felt that I should join today’s rally because we have already lost a few days because of my injury. My pain is not more than the sufferings of the people, because democracy is being crushed through a dictatorship. ’
Rallies in Durgapur on Monday
Banerjee said she will leave for Durgapur on Sunday evening and address two rallies on Monday. Tmc activists had caught posters and placards telling Banerjee to be the ” daughter of Bengal”. Trinamool Congress supporters raised slogans against the BJP and appealed for ‘defeating outsiders ‘ in the assembly elections.
‘Bhanga paay khela hobe.’
Trinamool Congress workers made a slogan pointing to Banerjee’s leg injury, ‘ Bhanga was played. ‘ “We will continue to fight without fear,” Banerjee tweeted before reaching for the roadshow. I still have a lot of pain, but I feel the pain of my people much more than that. In the fight to protect our holy land, we have tolerated and will endure much more, but we will never succumb to cowardice. ’
Election Commission says no attack
The election commission, however, has denied that there was an attack on the West Bengal Chief Minister and the ruling Trinamool Congress leader. The election commission said this after reviewing the reports sent by two special election observers of the Commission and the state government. The commission said Banerjee’s injury was due to the lapse of his security charge.