KOLKATA,14th October,2009: Trinamool Congress, the main opposition in West Bengal, has got into a scrap with news channel 24 Ghanta, accusing a journalist and two cameramen of trying to kill railway minister Mamata Banerjee. The party has filed a police complaint against the TV crew for allegedly ˜following Mamata’s car. The channel has filed counter complaint against TMC.
According to sources, it all started with a brawl between Union minister of state for shipping Mukul Roy and the TV crew in front of painter Suvaprasanna’s house in Salt Lake’s BH Block at night 1-15am. The artist had invited Mamata and her senior party colleagues and media crews to cover the event. Mamata emerged around 10pm. According to Soma Das ( TV crew member), Roy briefed her about the incident. Mamata listened to him and got into her car without a word. "Her convoy left the house and we followed her...The Trinamool leader charged us and accused us of being supari killers.," said Soma. Mamata then called police saying some people had come to kill her.