Mamata Banerjee visits SSKM hospital to meet injured TMC youth, blames Amit Shah behind attacks

News Desk: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited SSKM hospital to meet injured TMC youth Sudip Raha. After coming out she told reporters that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is behind this attack. She also slammed the police over their non-action and said that her nephew, who is also the national general secretary, Abhishek Banerjee’s life is in danger.

She said “Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb does not have so much audacity. I firmly believe that the instructions came from Amit Shah and the union home ministry. The BJP is running an anarchic government in Tripura, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and wherever they are in power. Abhishek’s car was attacked last week. Whenever Abhishek boards a plane, five ruffians are placed in the seats around him. His life is in danger. Instructions have been sent to Tripura so that we cannot hire planes and helicopters. They can’t intimidate me with these attacks. We condemn the attacks on Abhishek and our party activists in Tripura”

“Sudip and Jaya are students who went to Tripura, they were attacked and their heads were bashed in. Astonishing that everything happened in front of police and no medical attention was provided. Then they were arrested. Not a glass of water was given” she added.

TMC youth leaders attacked at Tripura

On Saturday, TMC youth leaders Debangshu Bhattacharya, Sudip Raha and Jaya Dutta alleged that their cars were stopped and attacked on Ambassa Road by BJP goons. They also alleged that shots were fired and a TMC office was vandalised in Dharmanagar.

On Sunday morning, the three leaders, along with 11 others, were arrested for violating pandemic restrictions by travelling after 7pm and were also charged under non-bailable sections of the Indian Penal Code. Abhishek Banerjee rushed to Tripura along with Bengal minister Bratya Basu, Rajya Sabha member Dola Sen and TMC state general secretary Kunal Ghosh. When the arrested leaders were produced in court, the judge dropped the criminal charges and granted bail to all 14. Banerjee returned to Kolkata with Bhattacharya, Raha and Dutta on Sunday night.