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West Bengal: TMC defers manifesto declaration after Mamata Banerjee’s Nandigram incident

Ajeyo Basu

LAST UPDATED: March 11, 2021, 10:31 a.m.

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) made a change in its schedule after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured during the election campaign in Nandigram on Wednesday.

Due to the incident, the TMC has postponed the release of its election manifesto. Mamata Banerjee was injured during her election campaign in Birulia village of Nandigram and her left leg was injured. TMC leaders say that the release of the manifesto will be considered after Mamata Banerjee recovers.

Currently, Mamata Banerjee has been admitted to Kolkata’s SSKM Hospital and is undergoing treatment.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured during an election campaign in Nandigram on Wednesday after her car allegedly hit a roadside pillar and the car door hit her foot. The incident took place in the evening when Mamata Banerjee was outside a temple in Reyapara. 

The preliminary report of Mamta Banerjee’s primary medical test came late on Wednesday night, which revealed that she has suffered multiple injuries. 

A senior doctor at the SSKM Hospital said a first aid test conducted on Mamta Banerjee revealed serious injuries to her left ankle and leg bones. Also, there have been injuries to the right shoulder, neck and wrist.

He said that Mamata Banerjee in the hospital complained of chest pain and breathlessness after the alleged attack in Nandigram. Doctors said they would be kept under surveillance for the next 48 hours. He said the Trinamool Congress chief has a mild fever and has been referred to the special ward in the VVIP Woodburn block of the hospital soon after an MRI at the Bangur Institute of Neurosciences.

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A doctor in the team treating Mamata Banerjee said, ‘We will keep her under observation for the next 48 hours. Many more tests will have to be done for this and after evaluating their condition we will decide their next treatment. On Wednesday night, the doctors did an X-ray of the Chief Minister while taking him from Nandigram in the East Medinipur district. 

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