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Ram Navami celebrations brought from North India with political purposes: Mamata

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Apr 13 2019 7:26PM
Ram Navami celebrations brought from North India with political  purposes: Mamata
Kolkata, Apr.13 (HS): As Ram Navami was celebrated across West Bengal including in Kolkata today in a big way with large number of people participating joyfully along with several colourful tableous,Chief minister Mamata Banerjee in her usual manner blamed BJP for allegedly trying to divide the nation on the basis of religion and claimed that such a celebration till recently was unknown in this part of the country as it was more familiar in North India. Addressing an election rally in Siliguri this afternoon, the Chief minister expressed her anguish at the reports of peaceful celebrations of Ram Navami in different parts of the state and said ''though I extend my best wishes to the people on the occasion of Ram Navani, being held only two days before the Begali New Yaer day on Monday, it is now being celebrated here more because of politics rather than a religious festival ''. Coming down heavily on popular trends of carrying some arms like swords in Ram Navami procession in some places, she said ''since we love peace and compassion,none of the festivities in Bengal had any tradition of carrying arms,no matter small and insignificant they were, she said and ciriticised BJP and its supporters for allegedly importing such a culture in the stare. Meanwhile, thousands of people from all walks of life today took part in several Ram Navami processions in different parts of the state along with several colourful tablaus. While in two of the largest such processions in North and South Kolkata BJP National Secretary and the party''s candidate for North Kolkata constituency Rahul Sinha and state party President Dilip Ghosh participated with large number of party workers calling for a national unity, the entire Purulia town almost came to halt this afternoon after a huge procession was taken put in Purulia town under the leadership of BJP District President Jyotirmay Mahato generating huge enthusiasm among the people. However, there was no report of any untoward incident in connection with Ram Navami rally anywhere as nobody was allowed to display arms in any of the processions, as directed by the administration. Hindusthan Samachar/Ankur/Pramod \
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