West Bengal Polls: EC finds TMC's report on Nandigram incident 'sketchy', asks chief secy to elaborate
Kolkata | Jagran Politics Desk: The Election Commission on Saturday described West Bengal government's report on the Nandigram incident as "sketchy", asking the state Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay to "elaborate it" and furnish details like how the alleged attack took place and who could be behind it.
"The report submitted by the West Bengal government appeared to be quite sketchy and without any details of the incident like how it happened or who could be behind it. We have asked the state administration to furnish more details," news agency PTI quoted a poll official as saying.
The West Bengal government had submitted its report over the Nandigram incident on Friday and referred to the presence of a huge crowd at the spot but had not mentioned about the "four to five" men who had allegedly attacked Banerjee.
In its report, the TMC government had also said that there was no clear video footage of the alleged attack on the West Bengal Chief Minister in Nandigram.
Mamata discharged from hospital as condition improves
Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee was discharged from Kolkata's SSKM Hospital on Friday evening after her condition improved. However, the 66-year-old TMC supremo will have to return to the hospital within a week for a regular check-up and will have to follow certain restrictions during movement.
One of the doctors attending her said that her condition is satisfactory and the temporary plaster on her left ankle has been removed, adding that the swelling has reduced considerably.
"After reviewing her condition, the medical board had prescribed that she be kept under observation for 48 hours from Friday afternoon but she repeatedly requested the doctors to discharge her. We have explained to her the instructions she needs to follow. She can move with certain restrictions. She has agreed to follow them," the doctor said, as reported by PTI.
Banerjee has left her Bhowanipore constituency in Kolkata to fight former aide and BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram, where an anti-land acquisition movement catapulted her party to power in 2011. Elections to the 294-member assembly will be held from March 27 to April 29. Results will be declared on May 2.
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