A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation held talks with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Kolkata on Sunday, demanding the medical reports of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee to be made public after an alleged attack on her.
"Mamata Banerjee first called it an attack, then accident and today she took out a procession. Her medical report should be made public as we suspect that doctors were influenced", BJP MP Arjun Singh told reporters after the meeting.
The BJP delegation also gave a letter to CEO over the same issue in the run-up to the West Bengal assembly elections. "The alleged attack has been used to extract the maximum possible political mileage. The Election Commission of India in its report today has ruled out the possibility of any such attack. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) and its cadre have attempted to use the Chief Minister's purported injury which seems self-inflicted in order to gain sympathy and cause violence in different parts of the state," reads the letter.
It further stated that TMC's allegation on the saffron party regarding the attack is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. "It is necessary that truth be brought out before public so that staged incidents do not repeat to deceive the masses and manipulate their voting choices," it read.