West Bengal: Mamata's nephew Abhishek slapped at public meeting in Midnapore
Tamluk (WB), Jan 4: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and party MP Abhishek Banerjee was on Sunday slapped by a party worker during a rally at Chandipur in East Midnapore district.
Abhishek, Lok Sabha member from Diamond Harbour, was attending a TMC programme in Chandipur area.
The party worker, who is yet to be identified, suddenly climbed up to the stage and slapped Banerjee, President of the Trinamool Youth Congress, when he was addressing the rally, police officials said.
Other party workers soon caught the man and beat him up, they said, adding, he was being taken to the hospital. After the incident the rally of party's youth wing did not progress.
Speaking on the issue, TMC leader Derek O'Brain said, "I dont have details, we are looking to find out details. It could be handiwork of outsider."
According to reports, media personnel present at the venue were also attacked.
(With agency inputs)