Mamata Banerjee tweeted a message of communal concord and unity in variety on the day of the mega Ram temple “Bhoomi Pujan” at Ayodhya. The Bengal Chief Minister mentioned the nation had “always upheld” the age-old legacy of unity in variety and it have to be preserved.
“Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-Isaai 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!” – Mamata Banerjee tweeted, with out referring to Ayodhya or the Ram temple, hours earlier than the grand ceremony at Ayodhya that includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying a silver brick to mark the symbolic begin of the Ram temple building.
The Bengal Chief Minister and her Trinamool Congress have all the time stored a cautious stand on the Ram Temple motion.
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! (half)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 5, 2020
During the marketing campaign for the nationwide election final 12 months, Ms Banerjee had reacted furiously to slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” shouted at her in public locations by the BJP. She was suggested to alter her technique and never react.
Mr Banerjee didn’t touch upon the Supreme Court judgement in November handing over the two.77 acre land claimed by each Hindus and Muslims for the constructing of a Ram temple.
The Bengal authorities’s resolution to maintain a lockdown in the present day, the primary of seven arduous shutdown days in August to combat the unfold of coronavirus, has drawn sharp protests from the BJP and arrange a brand new confrontation between the ruling occasion and the opposition within the intense run-up to elections subsequent 12 months.
The BJP had demanded that the state authorities change the date for the mega ceremony at Ayodhya. The Chief Minister and the federal government didn’t reply, although the dates had been modified at the very least thrice prior to now week.
The police are out throughout the state to make sure that the lockdown is maintained. The BJP mentioned they’d not maintain any public celebration of the Ram Mandir occasion however warned that the Trinamool Congress would pay the value. Some token occasions shall be held on the houses of BJP leaders round midday. Governor Jagdish Dhankhar too has mentioned he’ll mild Diyas within the Raj Bhavan.
There had been studies of a celebratory procession and fireworks in Howrah at three am. It was over by 5.30 am with out incident.