BJP president Dilip Ghosh accused the TMC authorities within the state of “disregarding Hindu sentiments” by clamping a lockdown on a day when ‘bhoomi pujan’ ceremony was being organised in Ayodhya.
- Last Updated: August 5, 2020, 8:19 PM IST
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried out ‘bhoomi pujan’ for the Ram temple in Ayodhya, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday known as for preserving brotherhood between communities and the age-oldlegacy of unity in variety.
“Hindu Muslim Sikh Isai Aapas mein hain Bhai Bhai! Mera Bharat Mahaan, Mahaan Hamara Hindustan… Our country has always upheld the age-old legacy of unity in diversity, and we must preserve this to our last breath!” Banerjee tweeted.
Meanwhile, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh accused the Trinamool Congress authorities within the state of “disregarding Hindu sentiments” by clamping a lockdown on a day when “bhoomi pujan” ceremony was being organised in Ayodhya.
“We requested for altering the date of the lockdown. But it was not done. When devotees of Lord Ram wanted to celebrate the day in a small way in Bengal, they were stopped by the police. The TMC government has disregarded the sentiments of the Hindus in the state. The TMC will pay dearly for this in days to come,” Ghosh stated.
He requested Banerjee to return clear on whether or not she helps the development of the Ram temple or not.
“After Ram temple verdict last year, she had remained silent. This time too, she is not clearly saying whether she supports the construction of the Ram temple or not,” he stated.
The state Congress management is of the opinion that the federal government ought to have withdrawn the lockdown as a substitute of “playing into the hands” of the BJP. The state authorities may have simply altered the date of lockdown however it selected to play into the fingers of the BJP, senior Congress chief Prdeep Bhattacharya stated.
“But whatever the saffron camp is doing in the name of Bhoomi Pujan is also not acceptable. BJP doesn’t have a copyright over Lord Ram,” he stated.
The CPI (M) management declined to touch upon the matter.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who had introduced that he would mild earthen lamps on the Raj Bhavan on August 5 to mark the groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya, stated the “silence” of the chief minister was as a consequence of her “appeasement politics”.
“At 6.30pm today at Raj Bhawan ‘will light lamps towill celebrate the historic day. The Bhoomi Pujan at Ram Mandir is a matter of pride and honour for all Indian. Long wait over-thanks to historic judicial verdict. Appeasement Silence Stance @MamataOfficial resonates. Ram Sita in our Constitution,” Dhankhar tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the bhoomi pujan rituals and laid the inspiration stone for Ram temple at a grand ceremony on Wednesday. The wait of centuries has ended, Modi stated after performing the groundbreaking ceremony for a temple at thespot the place many religious Hindus imagine Lord Ram was born.
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