Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slammed the Shiv Sena on Monday for alleging that “Jai Shri Ram” chant is an act of “instigation by the BJP”.
BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain was responding to an editorial in Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana the place it criticised the BJP on “Jai Shri Ram” slogans raised when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rose to talk on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s start anniversary at an occasion, additionally attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Kolkata.
“It is shocking that now Shiv Sena is also having a problem with ”Jai Shri Ram” slogans. If this was said by Muslim League, Congress, and Mamata Banerjee, it was acceptable as we all know their stand on the issue,” Mr Hussain instructed ANI.
“But a party like Shiv Sena is saying this on Hindutva. I am shocked to learn that Shiv Sena is saying this. It means they also have a problem with this chant. This is a country which loves and follows the path of Maryada Purusottam Shri Ram,” he added.
“Why did she get irritated? We welcome individuals in India by saying ”Ram Ram” or ”Jai Shri Ram” the BJP chief added.
After the slogans have been raised on the occasion, Ms Banerjee refused to talk and reportedly acknowledged that it was an insult to her.
The Saamana editorial stated that BJP has now recognised the weak level of Ms Banerjee and it’ll proceed to assault her on such points until the West Bengal Assembly elections, that are scheduled to be held later this yr.
It additional stated that Ms Banerjee mustn’t get irritated by the slogans of ”Jai Shri Ram”.
“The BJP is set to spark in a deliberate method on the difficulty of Hindutva. If it had not been so, there wouldn’t have been an issue on the occasion organised on the start anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata,” the editorial stated.
“When Chief Minister Mamata stood as much as make her assertion through the Prime Minister’s presence on the authorities perform, the gang shouted ”Jai Shri Ram”. Mamta Banerjee acquired irritated by this and stated that is an insult to her. Our view is that Mamata shouldn’t be irritated by the slogans of ”Jai Shri Ram”,” it stated.