West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was on Wednesday (March 10) reportedly attacked by some miscreants while she was coming out of a temple in Nandigram. At the time of the incident there were only her personal security guards with her.
After the incident Mamata was brought to Kolkata, which is about 130 km away, for treatment though earlier she had planned to stay in Nandigram for the night.
According to her four or five people tried to push her towards her vehicle while she was coming out of the temple. In the process she was hit in the leg. As a result, it got badly bruised. Visuals show that Mamata was physically lifted by her security guards and laid on the back seat of her car.
Mamata sees a conspiracy behind the attack while the Bharatiya Janata Party called it a drama and asked as to how the security of the chief minister got breached when she is guarded by hundreds of security personnel. This is not the first time that Mamata has been targeted by her political rivals. Earlier during the Left Front rule she had suffered injuries a number of times, most notably in 1991. But this is the first time that Mamata has been assaulted as the chief minister of the state.
While the West Bengal in-charge of the BJP Kailash Vijayvargiya called for a CBI probe into the matter, its state vice president, Arjun Singh dismissed the incident by stating: “Is it Taliban that her convoy was attacked. Huge police force accompanies her. Who can get near her? 4 IPS officers are her security in charge & must be suspended. Attackers don’t appear out of nowhere, they have to be nabbed. She did drama for sympathy.”
Anyway, Mamata appeared quite shaken after the incident.