At Nandigram, Mamata stands up from wheelchair for national anthem

At Nandigram, Mamata stands up from wheelchair for national anthem

Tuesday was the last day of campaigning for Phase 2 of the assembly polls, slated for April 1.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was on Tuesday seen standing up from her wheelchair at a public meeting in Nandigram, the constituency from where she is contesting the assembly elections. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief was heard saying she wanted to get back on her feet for joining her party members in singing the national anthem. Soon after, Banerjee attempted to stand up from her wheelchair, much to the apparent trepidation of others, including Rajya Sabha MP Subrata Bakshi, present on the stage. But Banerjee insisted, and moments later, she was up on her feet to join in for the national anthem.

Banerjee was injured while campaigning at Nandigram after filing her nomination on March 10. She had claimed that it was a deliberate attack by 4-5 people. Following the incident, the chief minister was admitted to the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata and discharged on March 12. She has been campaigning in various parts of the state in a wheelchair, which has drawn in ire from her critiques and empathy from sympathisers. Earlier in the day, a wheelchair-bound Banerjee even held a ‘padyatra’ (foot march) in Nandigram’s Bhagabeda, leading party workers along the way.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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