Updated February 17th, 2024 at 12:30 IST

Sourav Ganguly Meets Sukanta Majumdar at Kolkata's Apollo Hospital | WATCH

Sourav Ganguly met BJP Bengal president Sukanta Majumder yesterday at Apollo Hospital in Kolkata.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Ganguly Meets Sukanta | Image:ANI
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Kolkata: Amid the uproar over the violence in Bengal's Sandeshkhali, former cricketer Sourav Ganguly met BJP Bengal president Sukanta Majumdar yesterday at Apollo Hospital in Kolkata. Three days back, West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar was injured while leading a protest against the alleged women atrocities in Sandeshkhali. 

He had lost balance and fell on a car's bonnet, on which he was standing, while addressing reporters in North 24 Parganas district, following which he was taken to a hospital.

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Sandeshkhali, a village in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, has been witnessing protests over alleged atrocities, including sexual abuse, by some TMC leaders against villagers and has triggered a fierce political blame game with senior leaders of the Congress, which is part of the anti-BJP opposition bloc INDIA along with TMC at the national level, joining others to criticise the Mamata Banerjee government over the issue. 

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Meanwhile, a six-member team of the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) today visited Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district to ascertain complaints of child abuse in the politically troubled area. Villagers alleged that a seven-month-old child was snatched from her mother's lap and thrown away by miscreants in Sandeshkhali. The child is now under treatment.

Advisor to the state child rights panel Sudeshna Roy told reporters, "We have come to ground zero to assess the situation. Our duty is to give protection to every child in the state and also see their rights are protected".

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"We will talk to the mother of the child who was allegedly tortured", she said.

The six-member team of the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights which visited Sandeshkhali was led by its chairman Tulika Das.

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Tension started brewing in Sandeshkhali after the ED went to the area to search the premises of local Trinamool Congress leader Sheikh Shajahan more than a month ago. The Trinamool Congress leader is still at large.

Earlier, representatives National Commission for Women and the National Commission for Scheduled Castes also visited the area.

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Published February 17th, 2024 at 12:30 IST