Bankura: Campaigning for the upcoming State Assembly elections in Bankura today, Home Minister Amit Shah responded for the first time since the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s allegations of getting attacked during her visit in Nandigram which had left her injured and her leg in a cast. Amit Shah rather got back to Mamata in a more so sarcastic way and brought up the topic of political violence in the state and the allegations of BJP workers getting attacked or killed.
“Mamata-ji has a leg injury, it’s not known how she got it. Trinamool Congress calls it a conspiracy, but Election Commission says it was an accident. Didi, you’re roaming around in a wheelchair, concerned about your leg, but not the pain of mothers of my 130 workers who were killed” At his rally, Amit Shah was quoted saying by news agency IANS. “I pray you (Mamata Banerjee) get well soon but it would be nice if you also thought about my workers who have died in violence,” he further stated, The party then went on to state that TMC and Mamata Banerjee pulled off a stunt for sympathy and even asked for an investigation on her allegations and treatment.
Mamata has been going on with her rallies in a wheelchair ever since she got discharged from the hospital two days back. She alleged that her leg got crushed while she was greeting people from her SUV after filing in her nomination papers from Nandigram. She stated the whole incident to be a conspiracy while the Election Commission had something completely different to say, where they ruled it out as an accident. While addressing a rally in Purulia, she said that when she got injured in an incident “some” thought she would never be able to step out with a broken leg but it is her good luck that she survived and though she has plaster and she cannot walk but the pain of the people is greater than her own pain.
The West Bengal CM has Z-plus security and has to travel in a bullet-proof car but she does not. The security in-charge travels in the bullet-proof car, the commission said and has asked to take action against security in-charge Vivek Sahay. The commission has stated that security was not properly handled and that there has been a breach in security protocol. The West Bengal elections would be held in eight phases starting from March 27.