Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday wished speedy recovery to Trinamool Congress MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, who was injured in a road accident early this week. Kumar spoke to his West Bengal counterpart and subsequently sent his emissary Sanjay Jha to Kolkata.
Jha, senior JD(U) leader and a former Bihar MLC, visited Abhishek Banerjee at Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata on Saturday and conveyed Nitish Kumar’s good wishes for his early recovery.
Mamata Banerjee thanked Kumar for the kind gesture, Jha told PTI over phone from Kolkata.
He said he also met Amit Banerjee, father of Abhishek Banerjee and brother of Mamata Banerjee and handed over a bouquet on behalf of Kumar.
Abhishek Banerjee was injured on Tuesday when his vehicle met with an accident on NH-2 near Singur while he was returning here from Murshidabad.
Abhishek, who is also the TMC youth wing president, is an MP from Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal.
Nitish Kumar, who formally took over as JD(U) National President Sunday last at Rajgir, enjoys close relationship with TMC chief Mamata Banerjee.
Mamata Banerjee was among the top leaders who had attended the swearing-in-ceremony of the new Grand Secular Alliance ministry headed by Kumar in Bihar in November last year.