The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come out strongly condemning the attack on West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram, which landed her in hospital.
The central party has termed the attack on Didi as a “matter of humanity”. BJP MP Locket Chatterjee on Thursday has urged for a high-level probe in the matter, adding that the party does not want any politics over it.
Earlier on the day, a delegation of the BJP also met EC officials and demanded a thorough investigation into the incident, which left the Bengal CM Banerjee severely injured.
“How did the incident take place under surveillance of Z+ security? We request a high-level investigation. We do not want politics over this; this is a matter of humanity,” Chatterjee said.
On Thursday, Mamata Banerjee, through a video message, urged the people of the state and party workers to remain calm and exercise restraint. Didi also said her election schedule will remain the same and will not be altered. However, she will have to remain wheelchair-bound for some time.
On the other hand, her party, Trinamool Congress (TMC) has slammed the Election Commission (EC) for not providing adequate security to Banerjee, who was injured during the poll campaign in Nandigram.
The TMC also said the EC can’t shun responsibility as it is in charge of law and order situation in the poll-bound West Bengal.
The party also claimed it is a well-planned attack to wipe out the Chief Minister. The TMC leaders said anti-social elements have been brought in from the neighbouring states by the BJP in Nandigram to unleash violence ahead of the assembly polls.
TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee has said that the law and order situation in the state was absolutely fine before the announcement of the elections.
“The law and order situation in Bengal was good. But, after the announcement of elections, law and order become the responsibility of the Election Commission. The Election Commission removed Director General of Police (DGP) of the state police, and the very next day she was attacked,” Chatterjee said.