‘BJP conspiracy’ behind attack on Mamata: TMC memorandum to EC

Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress delegation met Election Commission officials on Friday and submitted a memorandum demanding an “unbiased probe” into the attack on West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and called the attack on CM a “deep-rooted conspiracy by the BJP.”

“Events or actions leading up to the attempt on her life leave no doubt that the attack was premeditated and part of a deep-rooted conspiracy,” read the memorandum.

The memorandum mentioned an incident on 8 March this year. On that day, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh had posted a caricature on his Facebook page where it was shown that Mamata Banerjee will be “hit” when she visits Nandigram.

It went on to say: “Around the same time, numerous complaints were filed by the BJP with the Election Commission of India seeking immediate removal of the erstwhile Director General and IGP of West Bengal and almost immediately and unilaterally, on 9 March, 2021, in an abrupt decision, without consultation with the state Government, the ECl removed the erstwhile DGP.”

The memorandum to EC also noted that BJP MP Saumitra Khan, on 9 March, had written to Babul Supriyo on twitter that “you will come to know tomorrow after 5pm”.

“It clearly indicates that something grave was planned and was in the offing beyond at Nandigram on 10 March 10,” it added.

The TMC leaders also accused the police of being equally responsible for the attack on Mamata Banerjee.

“The SP and local police were suspiciously absent when an attempt was made on the life of Ms Banerjee, in which she was grievously hurt,” TMC leaders said.

The ruling TMC’s compliant to EC further responded to the eye-witnesses who have claimed that no such “attack” took place and the CM was hurt when the door of her car hit against a pole.

“To cover up the attack, eye-witnesses were planted. Chittaranjan Das and Debabrata Das, who testified that Mamata Banerjee’s car hit an iron pillar are associates of Suvendu Adhikari, the BJP candidate from Nandigram,” it said.

“Nexus between the post by Dilip Ghosh on Facebook, the unilateral decision of the ECI to remove the erstwhile DGP, the plan revealed by Saumitra Khan on Twitter, resultant attempt on the life of Mamata Banerjee and the cover up of the same by Adhikari,” read the memorandum.