West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee suffers injury after fall at residence

Mamata Banerjee was discharged from hospital after a few sutures

March 14, 2024 08:59 pm | Updated March 15, 2024 11:35 am IST - Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at SSKM Hospital after suffering a head injury at her residence on March 14, 2024.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at SSKM Hospital after suffering a head injury at her residence on March 14, 2024. | Photo Credit: Debasish Bhaduri

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured on her forehead after a fall at her Kalighat residence in Kolkata on Thursday.

The 69-year-old leader was taken to the State-run SSKM Hospital in Kolkata.

SSKM Hospital director Manimoy Bandopadhyay said Ms. Banerjee was brought to the hospital with injuries sustained in a fall after “a push from behind”. She suffered cerebral concussion and had a sharp cut on the forehead and nose, he added.

Ms. Banerjee’s family members said she was given four sutures. She remains stable and was discharged from the hospital later in the evening.

Earlier, the Trinamool Congress posted photographs of the injured Chief Minister on X (formerly Twitter), and said: “Our chairperson @MamataOfficial sustained a major injury. Please keep her in your prayers.”

There was widespread concern in the State after the incident. Trinamool Congress general secretary Abhishek Banerjee was seen at the health facility along with other Trinamool leaders.

People crowd hospital

Earlier, hundreds of people gathered at the hospital to enquire about the health condition of the Chief Minister.

Leaders across political lines wished the Chief Minister a speedy recovery. According to senior Trinamool leader Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar enquired about the Chief Minister’s health condition and expressed “deep anguish and wished her speedy recovery”. Mr. Dhankhar is a former West Bengal Governor.

State BJP president Sukanta Majumdar wished her a speedy recovery. “Our prayers are with her for a quick return to good health,” he posted on X.

State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also wished her a quick recovery.

Earlier in the day, the Trinamool Congress chairperson participated in an event in south Kolkata. Over the past few days, Ms. Banerjee has been campaigning for her party candidates in the Lok Sabha election.

(With PTI inputs)

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