Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee suffered a minor head injury in a car accident on Wednesday while returning to Kolkata from an official engagement in Bengal’s Burdwan district. According to PTI, the accident occurred when Banerjee’s car abruptly halted to avoid a collision with another vehicle, causing her to be jolted.
As per the sources, a car unexpectedly cut in front of the chief minister’s convoy, forcing her driver to apply the brakes. Local police confirmed that Banerjee had traveled to East Burdwan by helicopter to attend an administrative meeting but had to return by car due to adverse weather conditions.
“Shortly after leaving the venue, a car strayed into the convoy, and her driver had to apply the brakes abruptly. Since she always sits in the front seat, she was tossed forward, and her head hit the windshield,” the police explained to news agency Hindustan Times.
Despite the incident, Banerjee did not stop for medical attention and continued her journey to Kolkata. She is expected to seek medical advice upon reaching the capital city.
In political news, Banerjee announced today that the Congress had not discussed seat sharing with her and had refused a proposal put forth by the Trinamool Congress. “Our party has decided that we will fight alone in West Bengal,” she added.
Banerjee also expressed her displeasure at the Congress for not informing her about their Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra passing through West Bengal. In response, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh attempted to smooth over the tensions. “Congress President (Mallikarjun) Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, and Rahul Gandhi respect Mamata Banerjee a lot. So, I believe that sometimes speed breakers come in a long journey, but we will find a way through discussion. Mamata Banerjee’s priority is to defeat the BJP, and with the same intention, the ‘Bharat Jodo Naya Yatra’ will enter Cooch Behar, West Bengal tomorrow,” he said.