Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s leg injury was accidental, special observers said in their detailed report to the EC.

Bengali CM Mamata Banerjee leaves SSKM hospital in Kolkata on Friday in a wheelchair (Photo credit: PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mamata Banerjee injured her leg on March 10 during an election campaign in Nandigram
  • Special observers said there was no evidence that the injury was caused by an “attack”.
  • The EC has asked the Bengali Secretary General for a new detailed report on the incident

The injury to the leg of Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram was accidental, according to a detailed report submitted to the electoral commission. The EC had requested this report from Special Observers Vivek Dubey and Ajay Nayak.

Sources tell India Today that the special monitors in their report ruled out the possibility that the injury was the result of an attack. While finding that there was no evidence of an attack on Mamata Banerjee’s convoy, the special monitors said she was in the middle of police cover at the time of the incident.

The electoral commission expressed its displeasure with the earlier report of the Bengali general secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and asked him for a detailed report.

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee photographed after injuring her leg on March 10th in Nandigram (Photo credit: PTI)

Police special observer Vivek Dubey and special observer Ajay Nayak inspected the accident site in the Bengali Nandigramm before submitting their detailed report to the European Commission on Saturday.

Secretary General’s report “vague”

In his report, the West Bengal chief secretary stated that a car door slammed on Mamata Banerjee’s leg when she was camping in Nandigram on March 10th.

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EC observers report that an attack on Mamata Banerjee in #Nandigram is ruled out. @AishPaliwal with more details pic.twitter.com/iendTRigHi

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However, the earlier report did not specify exactly how the car door hit the West Bengal Prime Minister’s leg.
The EC considered that the Secretary-General’s report was ambiguous and did not contain any crucial details.

Mamata returns to the campaign path

A delegation from the Trinamool Congress met representatives from the European Commission in Delhi on Friday and said the injury to Mamata Banerjee’s leg was part of a “political conspiracy”. Senior electoral commission officials then met with a delegation of BJP leaders to discuss the matter.

After two days in medical care, a wheelchair-bound Mamata Banerjee was seen leaving SSKM hospital in Kolkata on Friday evening. She has already announced her plans to return to the Campaign Path.