West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo/ANI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo/ANI)

Mamata Banerjee releases TMC poll manifesto

ANI | Updated: Mar 17, 2021 17:57 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], March 17 (ANI): Sitting on a wheelchair, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday released the election manifesto of Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls.
"We were supposed to release our manifesto earlier but due to my health condition, it took time. We are releasing our manifesto today by thanking Maa, Mati, Manush (mother, soil and people)," said the chief minister while releasing the manifesto.
She further mentioned a few of her government's welfare schemes.
"Our work has caught the attention of the world. For Kanyashree, we were awarded the first position by UNESCO," added Banerjee.
The release date of TMC's poll manifesto was cancelled twice after the chief minister sustained injuries while campaigning in Nandigram on March 10.
On March 10, she had alleged that she was pushed by a few unidentified people during her election campaigning. Banerjee sustained "severe bone injuries" on her left foot and ankle as well as bruises and injuries on her shoulder, forearm and neck, according to the report of her initial medical examination. She was discharged from the hospital on March 12.
Elections to the 294-member state assembly will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2. (ANI)