West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged her supporters to maintain peace in a video message. A day after alleging an attack in which Banerjee had suffered injuries, she recorded the video message from her hospital bed in Kolkata.
In the message, she requested everybody to maintain peace and refrain from doing anything that can cause inconvenience to anybody. She will resume work in the next 2-3 days, she added.
Banerjee said she sustained injuries in hand, leg and ligament. She was standing near the car when she was pushed against it, yesterday. She said she is on medication and will soon leave from Kolkata.
She has alleged that she was attacked by four-five men who manhandled her during the election campaign in Nandigram on Wednesday.
The chief minister was attacked hours after she filed her nomination for the upcoming assembly election in the state. A preliminary report by doctors at SSKM hospital where she was admitted after the incident, detected injuries in her left ankle, foot, right shoulder, forearm and neck.
Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek on Twitter, shared a photo in which the chief minister can be seen in hospital with her left leg in a cast. Alongside, he wrote, BJP brace yourselves to see the power of people of Bengal on Sunday, May 2nd. Get ready.
The incident took place hours after she filed nomination papers to contest the election from this East Midnapore constituency. Banerjee, who was supposed to stay the night in Nandigram in the Purba Medinipur district, was rushed back to Kolkata and admitted to SSKM hospital.