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Mamata covers 300km in wheelchair for rally, says “People’s pain greater…”

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Kolkata: The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is braving all the pain in wheelchair with an injured leg, on Monday, traveled a 300-odd km to Purulia and addressed the long waiting gathering by stating that “People’s pain is greater than my pain”.

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Referring to her leg injury, sustained last week in Nandigram during her nomination filing, she said, “I was injured in an incident and it’s my good luck that I survived. I have a plaster and I cannot walk. Some thought I wouldn’t be able to step out with this broken leg”.

The Trinamool Congress chief also attacked her rival BJP party from the podium alleging, “The BJP won here because of lies. They are selling off everything,” she told the crowd which had voted the BJP massively in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Targeting the BJP-led central government responsible for the fuel price hike, the 66-year-old leader said, “We are engaged in development and BJP is increasing prices of fuel and gas, there is no kerosene also”.

“Our government has announced widow pension of ₹ 1000. We have distributed caste certificates under Duarey Sarkar. We have built Raghunath Murmu campus,” she further added.

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The senior leader, on Sunday, had also made a strong statement in the heart of Kolkata, rolling in her wheel chair along with hundreds of party workers and supporters, who tweaked the party’s “khela hobe (Game on)” slogan to “Bhanga paye khela hobe” (Game on, broken leg and all).

To note, West Bengal will go to polls in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. The results will be declared on May 2.

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