Does Mamta Banerjee’s Injury Change the Narrative of WB Election?
The Big StoryMarch 12, 2021
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Does Mamta Banerjee’s Injury Change the Narrative of WB Election?

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 10 March, was allegedly attacked in Nandigram, a few hours after filling her nomination in the seat which propelled her to power in 2011.

The CM, who is currently being treated for injuries sustained to her head, shoulder leg, and ankle at state-run SSKM hospital, stated the alleged attack is a conspiracy against her and that she was pushed by four to five people.

While police investigations are underway to uncover what exactly led to the CM’s injuries, with the state heading into elections soon, social media was flooded with opinions about the incident, ranging from condemning the attack to dubbing it as a well-scripted drama.

The incident has also left the Opposition on how to react. While many political figures such as Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot have come forward to condemn the purported attack and expressed solidarity with Mamta Banerjee, the BJP has come out swinging in attack formation by calling it a drama. And the Congress seems to be in two minds, with some leaders condemning the attack and others like Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accusing Banerjee of seeking “public sympathy”.
So in today’s episode, we will try to breakdown how the incident took place with a ground report from Nandigram, what the people of Nandigram think about the attack, what does the CM’s injury mean for the TMC campaign, and if the narrative of the contentious West Bengal election have changed?

Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram
Ishradita Lahiri, Senior Correspondent, The Quint and
Aditya Menon, Political Editor for The Quint

Editor: Shelly Walia

Music: Big Bang Fuzz

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