Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee launched a fresh attack against the Bharatiya Janata Party and dared its top leadership.
TMC Chief has challenged PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for a competition on “Puja Mantras” 23 days before the first phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election
Speaking in the state capital Kolkata, Mamata said merely ‘sporting a tilak’ cannot be taken as one’s allegiance to a religion.
She said, as per ANI: “Puja does not only mean sporting a tilak, Amit [Shah] babu and [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi babu. Come have a competition of mantras with me. Let’s see who knows more Sanskrit mantras,” Mamata said, at a rally in Kolkata.
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Speaking on Monday, Mamata stressed on the need to maintain communal harmony on the occasion of Doljatra and Holi. She asked the people to stay alert and not let any attempt to disturb peace succeed.
“Let the festival of colours be celebrated in a peaceful manner, in an atmosphere of amity and tranquillity,” Banerjee said.
“We declare holidays both on Durga Puja and Chhat, we declare holidays on Buddha Jayanti, on Guru Nanak’s birthday. We celebrate Eid. Bengal is a melting pot of different religions and communities who are living here for ages. We will maintain that at all costs,” she stated in a press briefing at the state secretariat.
She then went on to attack the Modi government on Ayodhya matter and said:
I want to ask about the development of Benaras. Did you see the development in Ganga Sagar here? We have even constructed a beautiful temple here. But they could not even construct Ram Mandir. And they raise questions on the development of Bengal.
Mamata Banerjee called for a challenge on ‘Puja Mantras’
They say that Mamata did never perform Puja. Do you? Puja does not only mean sporting a tilak, Amit babu and Modi babu come have a competition of mantras with me. Let’s see who knows more Sanskrit mantras.
Mamata’s remarks also came as her party described the Lok Sabha elections as a contest between the TMC supremo and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Abhishek Banerjee, senior TMC leader said, the General Elections have turned into a battle to save the country from the BJP’s divisive politics. Also Read: Modi Is Namard: This Video Of Congress Leader Will Boil Your Blood
Mamata Banerjee has been embroiled in a war of words with the BJP and PM Modi that does not seem to end any time soon.
While Mamata Banerjee was accused of deliberately blocking Amit Shah’s entry into West Bengal to headline a BJP rally, the saffron party’s demand to declare the state a ‘super sensitive’ zone, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) said, amounted to insulting the people of the state.
“They talk of political murders. 99 per cent TMC leaders were killed. Is it because we are fighting against Modi and Amit Shah?” Mamata said.
Mamata Banerjee also headlined a rally at Kolkata’s parade ground in January — in coherence with leaders of 22 Opposition parties. The joint rally took on PM Modi, Shah and the BJP in whole for its “tyranny and misgovernance”.
Voting for the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal will be held in seven phases on April 11, 18, 23, 29, May 6, 12 and 19.
The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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