Mamata injured while campaigning in Bengal, says ‘I was pushed by 4-5 men’

Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee gestures as she speaks to the crowd during the inauguration of the North Bengal festival 'Uttarbanga Utsav' in Siliguri on February 1, 2021. (Photo by DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP) (Photo by DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP via Getty Images)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suffered a leg injury while campaigning in Nandigram on Wednesday. The Trinamool Congress chief alleged that she was pushed due to the injury.

Mamta told reporters, “I was standing near the car when 4-5 people suddenly came and pushed me. My leg was crushed. This is a conspiracy against me.”

The Chief Minister is being brought to Kolkata by road from Nandigram for treatment. A green corridor has been built for Mamta’s convoy.

BJP raised questions on Mamta’s injury
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has questioned Mamata’s claims. Mamata’s BJP rival Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram said that the Bengal chief minister was only claiming conspiracy against him to garner sympathy.

BJP MP Arjun Singh said that the CM was surrounded by heavy security and what she was claiming were false allegations. BJP’s Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya overtook Arjun Singh. Vijayvargiya told India TV, “Maybe … how can it be possible that someone comes close to the CM and injures him.” Vijayvargiya said that there should be a CBI inquiry into the incident.