New Delhi: An upset West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday cancelled her scheduled meeting with Finance Minister P Chidambaram and left for Kolkata, a day after she was gheraoed and Finance Minister Amit Mitra manhandled by Left protesters.

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Hours after facing the ire of the Left activists near Yojna Bhavan in Delhi, Banerjee had also cancelled her Tuesday’s appointment with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

As Mitra was hospitalised at AIIMS on Tuesday evening and kept under observation, Singh spoke to Banerjee after her office called up the PMO to cancel the meeting scheduled with him saying she was unwell and her blood pressure had dipped. The Prime Minister also enquired about her well-being, sources close to the Chief Minister said.

They said the meeting with Chidambaram and a press conference, which she was scheduled to address later in the evening, has also been cancelled.

Banerjee and Mitra were the target of the wrath of CPI-M and its students' wing SFI's activists who were protesting the death of their comrade Sudipta Gupta in police custody in Kolkata last week.


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