New Delhi: Indicating conspiracy, Trinamool Congress members in Lok Sabha today demanded a probe into an accident involving a truck and a car in which their leader Mamata Banerjee was travelling to Kolkata two days ago.
"There have been attempts earlier to kill her. She can be
eliminated bodily from politics," party leader Sudip
Bandopadhyay said during Zero Hour.
"Banerjee has Z-plus security. How is it that a lorry
entered into her convoy when she was returning from Lalgarh
(on Tuesday) and hit a car carrying police officials. Her car
was also hit," he said.
Maintaining that Banerjee was injured in the incident, he
demanded an investigation to ascertain how the security of the
convoy was breached.
"She is taking rest. She has not been hospitalised despite
the doctors advising her to do so. You know she does not like
to go to hospitals," Bandopadhyay said.
As he spoke, Basudeb Acharia (CPI-M) stood up and said the
driver of the truck was immediately arrested and a CID enquiry
ordered by the state government was already on.
"Why are they misleading the House? Why are they being
allowed to mislead the House? They are raising the issue
unnecessarily," Acharia said.
But Trinamool Congress members continued to shout him
down, leading to protests from their Left counterparts.
Trying to cool down tempers, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said,
"The House sends its good wishes to Banerjee and wishes that
she should return to the House soon. As soon as she returns
here, peace will return to the House."
On Tuesday, Banerjee had complained of chest pain after
her car braked suddenly after one of her convoy vehicles
was hit by a lorry. The incident had occurred near Kolaghat
when she was returning to Kolkata after addressing a rally at