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“Mamata spreading lies about attack”: BJP alleges to report EC

By Saima Siddiqui 
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“Mamata spreading lies about attack”: BJP alleges to report EC

New Delhi: Accusing poll-bound state, West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of  “spreading lies about attack for politics”, BJP on Thursday said it would complain to the Election Commission against her false accusations of calling the attack a conspiracy  by the saffron party.

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As per the latest developments in the Bengal election campaign, a delegation of BJP leaders will meet poll body officials in Kolkata to complain against the Chief Minister’s accusation and seek an investigation.

A delegation of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress also plans to meet EC officers to file their own complaint about the alleged attack.

The 66-year-old TMC chief claimed that last evening she was attacked while campaigning in Nandigam after filing her nomination the Bengal election.

Mamata also alleged that she was pushed by four or five people against her car and had the door shut on her at a time when there were no policemen around her. All in pain, the leader pointing to her leg, saying, “See how it is swelling up”.

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Upon being asked if it was a planned attack, she said, “Of course it is a conspiracy… there were no policemen around me”. The CM was immediately taken to a hospital in Kolkata, 130 km away, after the incident.

The BJP, which had blamed the TMC after its chief JP Nadda’s convoy was attacked in December last year, accused Mamata of pulling a stunt in sheer desperation after realising that she could lose the election.

This morning, Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and a Trinamool Congress MP, Abhishek Banerjee, shared an image of her in hospital with a message targeting the BJP. “BJP brace yourselves to see the power of people of BENGAL on Sunday, May 2nd. Get ready,” he tweeted.

To note, the election for powerful seat of West Bengal will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 to April 29. While the results will be declared on May 2.

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