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Man Slaps Mamata Banerjee's Nephew Abhishek At Public Meeting In Kolkata

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KOLKATA, INDIA - DECEMBER 1: TMC MP and nephew of party Supremo Mamata Banerjee Abhishek Banerjee during a TMC Yuva rally at Shahid Minar Maidan on December 1, 2014 in Kolkata, India. A day after BJP national president Amit Shah launched a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, TMC hit back as Sudip Sinha, brother of Rahul Sinha West Bengal BJP president along with other BJP youth wing leaders joined TMC. (Photo by Ashok Nath Dey/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

KOLKATA -- An unidentified youth slapped West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee when he was addressing a public meeting in West Bengal's East Midnapore district Sunday.

The youth, wearing a cap, and seemingly clicking photos on his mobile phone, came close to Banerjee and slapped him on the face soon after he had started his speech at the meeting convened by the Trinamool Youth Congress (TYC) in Chandipur. Taken aback, Banerjee moved back, and the youth's second attempt to hit him did not succeed.

The Trinamool Youth Congress workers and leaders, present on the dais, caught hold of the youth and started beating him up after pushing him on to the ground.

The seriously-injured youth has been admitted in the local health centre.

The MP from Diamond Harbour heads the TYCA and is widely perceived as Mamata Banerjee's political successor.

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