West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was attacked in Nandigram on Wednesday by miscreants as she went there to file her nomination papers for the ensuing State Assembly elections 2021.
The 66-year-old Trinamool Congress leader sustained injuries in her leg in the attack.
The visuals from the spot of the attack show the chief minister’s security guards lifting and placing her on the backseat of a car.
In the visuals, she has appeared pale, visibly shaken and in pain.
The chief minister said there were 4-5 men who were involved in the attack.
While pointing to her leg, which sustained injury, Banerjee said, “See how it is swelling up.”
When she was asked whether it was a planned attack, the West Bengal chief minister said, “Of course it is a conspiracy…there was no security men around me.”
She was supposed to spend the night in Nandigram, but the CM left for Kolkata after the incident.
Kolkata is 130 km away from Nandigram.
According to a media report, Banerjee has been challenged by her former aide, Suvendu Adhikari, who has joined the BJP and is ready to contest the election for the Nandigram seat.
In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, Adhikari won the Nandigram seat on behalf of Banerjee.