Addressing TMC supporters at a roadshow in Kolkata, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said she will campaign across the state on a wheelchair if the need arises.
An injured tiger is more dangerous, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said at a Trinamool Congress rally on Sunday. Injured after a car door slammed on her leg on March 10, this was Mamata Banerjee’s first public engagement since she was discharged from the SSKM Hospital on Friday night.
The TMC had organised a five km roadshow from Mayo Road to Hazra More in Kolkata to commemorate ‘Nandigram Diwas’. Each year, March 14 is observed as ‘Nandigram Diwas’ to remember the killing of 14 villagers in police firing during the anti-land acquisition protest in 2007.
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Flanked on both sides by TMC supporters carrying posters and placards hailing her as the “daughter of Bengal”, Mamata Banerjee said attempts to stop her from campaigning have failed. With her security personnel seen pushing her wheelchair, the Bengal CM greeted supporters with folded hands.
Supporters of the Trinamool Congress also chanted the slogan “Bhanga Paye Khela Hobe!” which translated to “Will play with a broken leg”, a reference to Mamata Banerjee’s leg injury.
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She went on to add that she would canvass for Trinamool Congress candidates across the state on a wheelchair if the need arises.
“I have faced a lot of attacks in my life but I have never surrendered before anyone. I will never bow my head. An injured tiger gets more dangerous,” Mamata Banerjee said.
First tour since injury, Banerjee in Durgapur
Mamata Banerjee has reached Durgapur in Paschim Burdwan district where she is slated to address two election rallies on Monday.
This is the first trip of the Trinamool Congress chief since she injured her leg while campaigning in Nandigram on March 10. Contrary to the TMC’s statements, the Election Commission has said that the injury was accidental and there is no evidence of an attack on the Bengal chief minister.
After Durgapur, Mamata Banerjee will be addressing TMC’s election rally in Purulia on Monday followed by another in Bankura on Tuesday.