At least 20 people were injured in West Bengal’s Paschim  Mindapore on Monday when a portion of tent collapsed while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his speech.  The injured have been admitted to the hospital,said an official reporting, the number could rise.

A makeshift tent was constructed near the main entrance of the Kisan Kalyan rally to shelter people from the rain. It collapsed while PM Modi was delivering his speech.

“The tent collapsed as PM Modi went on stage. Some people were injured – broken ribs and legs. Some of us left the venue and are returning home,” said an eyewitness.

PM Modi saw the tent collapsing and immediately instructed SPG personnel to attend the injured. The local BJP unit as well as Modi’s personal staff, including his doctor and SPG personnel, swung into action to help the injured, officials said.

“The political syndicate here is reducing the great land of Bengal to new lows and insulting its heritage. Nothing works without the syndicate’s approval. Want to do business? Seek syndicate’s approval. Want to sell products? Syndicate dictates price. Even college admissions don’t work without it,” he said. “They (state government) speak of ma, maati (land) and manush (people) but their real face has been exposed.”

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