Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a solatium of Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh to the injured BJP workers in Modi’s Kisan rally.
Mamata Banerjee who is in Kharagpur to attend the convocation of IIT Kharagpur, slated to be held on Friday, made an impromptu visit to hospitals. President Ramnath Kovind, along with West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathy, would also attend the convocation ceremony along with Banerjee.
The incident happened even as the Prime Minister kept asking the crowd to be cautious. Many BJP supporters were crowded inside a huge tent erected next to the main entrance of the rally venue when it collapsed.
According to police, at least 30 people were injured and were immediately shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. The PM visited the hospital immediately after concluding his speech at the rally.