New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress delegation (TMC), were detained at the Assam’s Silchar airport. On Thursday, the TMC delegation spent the night at the airport, and made its way back to Kolkata, this morning.
The Cachar district Deputy Commissioner, S Lakshmanan said that the six lawmakers took a flight back to Kolkata early this morning. Two MPs are said to leave the state later in the day. “We are going back. The police has not allowed us to go out. We requested them several times, but they refused. We spent the night in three rooms at the airport,” Rajya Sabha MP, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy said.
#WATCH: TMC’s Mahua Moitra seen assaulting lady constable who tried to restrain Mahua Moitra after TMC leaders were stopped at Silchar Airport. Constable received injuries. #NRCAssam pic.twitter.com/FJjNQ77ngO
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The TMC delegation and the police blamed each other of using force. A video footage released by TMC showed women lawmakers being chased by the policewomen. However, in the clip released by the police, showed MLA, Mahua Moitra, was seen assaulting a policewoman who was pleading with her to stop. Assam DGP, Kuladhar Saikia, said that 3 policemen, including a woman constable, were injured in the scuffle.
TMC chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee described the incident as “super emergency” and asked the delegation to stay put at the airport.
BJP’s Bengal unit president, Dilip Ghosh, accused the TMC members for discord and the incident. He said that they had no business going to Assam. He called them a problem and that they have gone to spread tension and create trouble. Ghosh also said that his party’s MPs were obstructed in a similar way when they tried to visit a trouble-hit area in Bengal.