Kolkata: TMC, BJP take out rallies to celebrate Ram Navami
25 Mar 2018
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and the opposition BJP organized rallies and colorful processions to celebrate Ram Navami in the state on Sunday.
The saffron party dubbed these rallies as the first step towards "uniting the Hindus" of Bengal.
In a bid to counter the rallies by BJP and Sangh affiliates, TMC also organized Ram Puja in various parts of the state.
A step towards uniting the Hindus of the state: BJP
The TMC said, "BJP won't be able to use Ram Navami as an excuse to divide the people of the state."
"Till now there have been no reports of any untoward incident. Rallies have been successful as common people joined the rally. This is a step towards uniting the Hindus of the state against the anti-Hindu TMC government," state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said.
Senior BJP leaders of the state took part in rallies
The programs are being organized under the banner of Rama Navami Utjapan Samity (Organization for the Celebration of Ram Navami).
Ghosh himself took part in Ram Navami celebrations in Kharagpur area of West Midnapore district.
Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy along with state BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu took part in rallies at Baghbazar and Ram Leela Maidan.
Rallies have been peaceful: Police
According to ADG (law and order) Anuj Sharma, the Ram Navami rallies have been peaceful and there are no reports of untoward incidents.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee last week directed the police not to permit any organization to hold processions displaying arms during Ram Navami barring those who have been doing it for a long time.
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