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Stand up to bigoted bulldozing or..: Mahua Moitra on Mamata-Jai Shri Ram row

‘In an official occasion, you may’t have faith chants so long as it is a secular democracy,’ the MP mentioned.

Written by Poulomi Ghosh

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:03 PM IST

A debate was triggered off on Saturday after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left the stage on the Centre’s occasion on Netaji anniversary in a huff, following chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ simply earlier than she was about to converse. Terming Mamata’s response ‘allergic’, BJP chief and Netaji’s grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose mentioned CM needn’t have reacted adversely to the slogan. “This is not the day to do any politics. It is a day to celebrate. Netaji had people from all communities in Azad Hind Fauj. Whether you say ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Shri Ram’. I don’t find any difference,” Bose instructed ANI.

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra skilled her gun on the BJP for what occurred at Saturday’s occasion in Victoria memorial. “This government has completely violated all sanctity of a multi-faith democracy. In an official event, you can’t have religion chants as long as this is a secular democracy. And it is only lumpen, uneducated people like in the BJP that can defend this kind of nonsense,” she instructed ANI.

Taking to Twiter, Moitra additionally urged folks to “either stand up to this bigoted bulldozing where religion is equal to the government or India perishes”. She additionally claimed that Netaji’s daughter Anita Bose has mentioned that her father wouldn’t have permitted of Hindus being illiberal to different religions.

Another MP Derek O’Brien criticised the “heckling” of Mamata Banerjee on the occasion and mentioned dignity cannot be taught to “lumpens”.

Political tempers are rising in West Bengal forward of the meeting elections slated to be held in May this year. With a number of heavyweight leaders, ministers leaving the Trinamool, cracks contained in the occasion are broad open in public. Celebration of Netaji start anniversary has additionally been a clashing level between the BJP and the Trinamool. Given this case, PM Modi and Mamata Banerjee’s joint look on the occasion was stunning, however Mamata refused to converse on the occasion as she mentioned she felt “insulted”.

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