In Bengal, an anti-COVID-19 lock down at present ensured Ayodhya Bhoomi Poojan celebrations have been few and much between. But that they befell in any respect signalled countdown to the 2021 electoral face-off that the Trinamool and BJP are hurtling in the direction of on this state. The BJP referred to as at present’s lockdown an instance of Mamata Banerjee’s appeasement politics. She tweeted a name for unity in variety.
A rash of Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan celebrations was reported from Cooch Behar in North Bengal to Kharagpur and Kolkata within the south. In most instances, the police peacefully dispersed crowds. But at Kharagpur, police needed to resort to a lathicharge to manage a crowd at a temple that turned hostile.
Kharagpur is the seat of BJP MP and state chief Dilip Ghosh, who urged Mamata Banerjee to name off the lock down on fifth August and accused her of appeasement politics for not rescheduling the date.
“I had appealed her to change her decision as people wanted to do celebrate on his historic day. I said do the lock down on any other day. But the govt stuck to its decision. People maintained lockdown rules and went to temples to mark the day. But the police harassed devotees, arrested them. In Kharagpur, they wouldn’t let people enter a temple. One can’t imagine a situation like this anywhere. But it is happening in Bengal,” he mentioned.
The Trinamool has tiptoed across the Ayodhya problem. There was complete silence on the judgement in November, barring a poem by Mamata Banerjee saying that in lots of conditions silence was golden.
Today, too, she held her silence barring a cryptic tweet, interesting that India protect its legacy of unity in variety and that Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians have been all brothers.
Hindu Muslim Sikh Isaai
Aapas mein hain Bhai Bhai!
Mera Bharat Mahaan,
Mahaan Hamara Hindustan.
Our nation has all the time upheld the age-old legacy of unity in variety, and we should protect this to our final breath! (1/2)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 5, 2020
Not simply the BJP, the Bengal governor too has joined the difficulty. Hours earlier than he lit lamps on the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata to have fun the bhoomi poojan in Ayodhya, he tweeted, “Long wait over thanks to historic judicial verdict. Appeasement Silence Stance @MamataOfficial resonates,” questioning the Chief Minister’s silence on the difficulty and echoing the BJP’s “appeasement” cost.
The minority appeasement cost by the BJP had harm the Trinamool within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Assembly elections are actually not far away and anticipated to be the hardest Mamata Banerjee has confronted within the final decade. It does not need at present’s occasions at Ayodhya to tilt the scales.