Watch: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee rode on a motorcycle during candle march supporting wrestlers' protest
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rode pillion on a motorcycle in Kolkata on Thursday during a candlelight march to the Gandhi statue in support of wrestlers who are protesting in Delhi
While attending a candlelight march in support of protesting wrestlers, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rode pillion on a motorcycle in Kolkata on Thursday. The candlelight march was held at Gandhi Statue in Kolkata.
Later she also took part in a rally in the state. Mamata Banerjee has come in full support of the protesting wrestlers and is calling out the Delhi Police for mishandling India's top-notch wrestlers like Vinesh Phogta, Sakshi Malik, etc.
"Our team will go to meet the wrestlers and support them. We are with you, that's why we have taken out this rally today. It will be continued tomorrow also. Wrestlers are the pride of our country. We are with you in your fight," Mamata Banerjee said as she led a rally in Kolkata 'demanding justice' for wrestlers protesting in Delhi.
The West Bengal CM also led a rally from Hazra to Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata, as a mark of support to the protesting wrestlers against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh facing sexual harassment charges. During her rally, Mamata Banerjee said, "We are proud of our wrestlers.'
‘Bengal CM rode on a bike to offer the car to an injured journalist’
According to some media reports, the Bengal CM provided her car to a journalist, who fell while covering the event, to take him to the hospital. There were tweets claiming about the action of the Bengal CM, however, the claimed action was trolled by Twitterati as many of them questioned the whereabouts of other cars in such rallies and ambulances.
On Tuesday, Olympic medallist wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik along with Vinesh Phogat reached Uttarakhand's Haridwar to immerse their medals including Olympic medals in the river Ganga. However, the Indian grapplers were intervened and stopped by farmer leader Naresh Tikait on Tuesday and assured of strict actions in the future.
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