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Reality Check Behind Mamata Banerjee’s Fall; Was The Leader Pushed From Behind

The TMC chief suffered a forehead injury following a fall at her Kolkata residence.

Mamata Banerjee

The conspiracy behind Mamata Banerjee's injury

The Trinamool Congress said on Friday that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had collapsed after feeling dizzy, in response to the conspiracy theory that she had been pushed from behind. The TMC chief suffered a forehead injury on Thursday following a fall at her Kolkata residence.

Reality check

Leader of the TMC Shashi Panja said that Mamata Banerjee was not shoved from behind. “…She (Mamata Banerjee) felt a bit dizzy and then collapsed, nobody pushed her from behind… After falling, she got injured; the doctor is looking into everything,” said Panja.

The head of the TMC pleaded with the public not to misreport the accident. She said that either high blood pressure or high sugar could have caused her to collapse.

“Didi is also a human being and she has a very hectic schedule. Everyone wants her to stay healthy. But no one should mock the incident or make a wrong prediction for the cause of the incident,” Panja added.

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There’s a misunderstanding

The doctor said that his comment was misunderstood, which set off rumors that she had been shoved from behind.

Dr Manimoy Bandopadhyay, director of Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research at SSKM Hospital, said on Friday: “Maybe our statement was misinterpreted. It was like a sensation of being pushed from behind that led to the fall. It happens when a person falls”.

On Thursday, the doctor had said: “Chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee reported to our hospital today around 7.30pm with a history of fall within the vicinity of her home due to some push from behind. She had a cerebral concussion and a sharp cut over her forehead which was bleeding profusely”.

At her Kolkata home in Kalighat, Mamata Banerjee collapsed. She had injuries to her nose and forehead.

Around 7:30 p.m., she was taken to the state-run SSKM Hospital and released at 9:30 p.m., sporting three stitches in her forehead and one on her nose. The BJP has insisted on a comprehensive investigation into the event.