The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released a video showing Mamata Banerjee ‘welcoming Islamic sounds’ and ‘getting annoyed over Jai Shri Ram’. A massive political row erupted after the West Bengal Chief Minister was miffed over the chants of Jai Shri Ram during the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Banerjee were present on June 23.
Speaking later, Banerjee alleged that the celebrations had been reduced to a political event and hit out at the BJP, saying that it was ‘not right to invite someone to such an event and then insult him or her’.
In the video, Banerjee is seen saying the Islamic lines such as ‘La Ilaha Illillah’, ‘Inshaallah’ besides others. The same video then shows Banerjee slamming those who raised the slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ during the January 23 event.
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ইসলামিক ধ্বনিকে স্বাগত!
— BJP Bengal (@BJP4Bengal) January 24, 2021
“Mamata Didi, why such duplicity? Welcome to the Islamic sound! Annoyance at the sound of Jai Shri Ram!” a translation of the tweet read.
Yogi Adityanath, Kailash Vijayvargiya slam WB CM
The BJP hit out at Banerjee and said that Banerjee was ‘insulting’ the slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’. “Mamata set a political agenda on the slogan on a very sacred platform. It is appeasement of the minorities. We condemn the setting of a political agenda at a forum where the Prime Minister was present in view of the coming elections,” said BJP national secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath also said that the BJP was ‘not forcing anyone to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’. “Mamata didi’s objection to Lord Ram was not right. Mamata Didi, we expect you to not hate Jai Shri Ram. This country is Lord Ram’s. Every person in this country is Lord Ram’s. Every Chief Minister of this country is in Lord Ram. You belong to West Bengal, the state where the fight for freedom started. The priest from your state left their worshipping to sing ‘Vande Matram’ during the freedom struggle,” said Madhya Pradesh pro-tem Speaker Rameshwar Sharma.
Source: Times Now