As Bengal celebrates Ayodhya temple event, Mamata Banerjee’s unit Tweet

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Trinamool got around Ayodhya’s tiptoe problem (File)

Calcutta:

In Bengal, an anti-COVID-19 lockdown assured Ayodhya today Bhoomi Poojan the celebrations were few and far between. But the fact that they took place has meant the countdown to the 2021 election confrontation that Trinamool and BJP are rushing to in this state. The BJP called today’s lockdown an example of Mamata Banerjee’s appeasement policy. She tweeted a call for unity in diversity.

A ram’s rash Mandir Bhoomi Poojan celebrations have been reported from Cooch Behar in North Bengal to Kharagpur and Kolkata in the south. In most cases, the police dispersed the crowds peacefully. But in Kharagpur, the police had to resort to a lathicharge to control a crowd in a temple that had become hostile.

Kharagpur is the seat of BJP deputy and head of state Dilip Ghosh, who urged Mamata Banerjee to reverse the lockdown on August 5 and accused her of appeasement policies for failing to postpone the date.

“I appealed to him to change his decision because people wanted to celebrate his historic day. I said do the lockdown another day. But the government stuck to its decision. People maintained the lockdown rules and went to temples to mark the But the police harassed the worshipers, arrested them. In Kharagpur, they didn’t let people enter a temple. You can’t imagine a situation like this anywhere. But it’s happening in Bengal, ”he said.

The Trinamool tiptoed around Ayodhya’s question. There was total silence on the judgment in November, except for a poem by Mamata Banerjee saying that in many situations the silence was golden.

Also today, she remained silent except for a cryptic tweet, calling on India to preserve its heritage of unity in diversity and that Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians were all brothers.

Not just the BJP, the Governor of Bengal has also joined the issue. A few hours before, he lit lamps at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata to celebrate the bhoomi poojan to Ayodhya, he tweeted: “Long wait thanks to historic court verdict. Apeasement Silence Stance @MamataOfficial resonates, ”questioning the Chief Minister’s silence on the issue and echoing the BJP’s accusation of“ appeasement ”.

The BJP’s accusation of appeasing the minority had harmed Trinamool in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The Assembly elections are fast approaching and are expected to be the most difficult Mamata Banerjee has faced in the past. last decade. He does not want today’s events in Ayodhya to tip the scales.

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