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Delhi is not safe, I was manhandled like anything: Mamata Banerjee

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Apr 10, 2013 at 02:14pm IST

New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she will fly back to Kolkata on Wednesday itself and has cancelled all her meetings in Delhi. She said she was advised by doctors to get hospitalised but she did not want to be hospitalised. "I was given oxygen whole night on Tuesday, the doctor advised me to get hospitalised, but I don't like to get hospitalised," Mamata said.

Mamata also said Delhi is unsafe and that she "was manhandled like anything." She also alleged that the police did not co-operate on Tuesday outside the Planning Commission office. "I think this is the first time such a thing has happened in New Delhi. I was also manhandled like anything. I requested the police to open the doors but they said that they don't have the keys," Mamata said.

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She also apologised to the Prime Minister for cancelling her meeting with him. "I could not attend the meeting with the Prime Minister. I apologise for that. The Prime Minister also apologised to mefor yesterday's attack," Mamata said.

Mamata lashed out at the CPM for the attack on her and her Finance Minister Amit Mitra. "Our cadre are peaceful, all ruckus was created by the CPM. It's a double standard game of CPM, they are hypocrites." "After 35 years, I have managed to stop bloodbath in West Bengal," she added.

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While Mamata slammed the Left, the war of words between the TMC and CPM continued. "The attack on Mamata and Amit Mitra is undemocratic. It is an unprecedented event and a planned attack by the CPM to assault our minister," TMC leader Mukul Roy said during the party's protest in Delhi.

On the other hand, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said, "The CPM strongly condemns the attack on Left offices. We demand a judicial probe into the death of Sudipto Gupta."

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On Tuesday, Amit Mitra was manhandled by SFI activists protesting against Sudipto Gupta's death. Mamata was livid. As the protesters chanted "Mamata Banerjee hai hai (Mamata down down), TMC hai hai, Hatyari Mamata sharm karo (have shame, killer Mamata)", an agitated Chief Minister walked into the building shouting, "This is uncivilised behaviour".

Her party workers back home went on a rampage. Left activists were attacked and their offices were vandalised. Trinamool leaders were soon appealing for calm and the Left, too, joined in.

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