THIS is a victory for Bengal, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after her party emerged victorious in West Bengal. But the major development was that she walked on her feet instead of using a wheelchair that happened to be her companion since March after sustaining injuries during campaigning in Nandigram. “I would like to thank everyone. Please adhere to COVID-appropriate behaviour. I request all to not take out victory processions. I urge everyone to go back to their homes now.
Our first priority is to control the COVID outbreak. This is the victory of Bengal. Only Bengal can,” Mamata told TMC supporters outside her Kalighat residence in Kolkata. Hours after filing nomination for the Assembly polls, the Chief Minister was allegedly attacked, leading to injuries.
The Chief Minister has alleged a conspiracy behind the alleged attack. She was campaigning on wheelchair since then. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar appreciated the Trinamool Congress supremo’s “stance” to observe COVID-19 guidelines and peace and called upon the State apparatus to take all steps to ensure peace and order. In a tweet message, Dhankhar said, democracy is all about respecting the mandate of the people. “Violence has no place in democracy. Appreciate stance @MamataOfficial to observe COVID guidelines and peace.”