‘Bhoomi pujan’: Mamata Banerjee appeals for unity

Shubhadeep Choudhury                                                                           

Tribune News Service 

Kolkata, August 5

While refraining from instantly criticising the “bhoomi pujan” occasion in Ayodhya, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday tweeted underscoring the spirit of “unity in diversity” discovered within the nation historically.

“Hindu Muslim Sikh Isaai 

Aapas mein hain Bhai Bhai!

Mera Bharat Mahaan,

Mahaan Hamara Hindustan”. 

“Our country has always upheld the age-old legacy of unity in diversity, and we must preserve this to our last breath!” Banerjee tweeted.

While the Opposition had been initially vital of the BJP’s “Ram Mandir” challenge, many of the events, together with the Congress, toned down their objections with the nearing of the date of the “bhoomi pujan’ ceremony”.

Mamata Banerjee additionally turned down the BJP’s demand for paying attention to the programme at Ayodhya at this time and impact a change within the state’s corona administration plan and withdraw the order for observing “lockdown” on Wednesday.

While the dates of conventional Hindu festivals like “Rakshabandhan”, “Manasa Puja”, “Janmasthami” and “Ganesh Chaturthi” had been excluded from the lockdown regime for August in deference to the spiritual sentiment of Hindus, Mamata refused to provide any concession to the Ayodhya occasion representing political Hindutva.

The Raj Bhavan, nonetheless, presents a special image. Ghee (clarified butter) lamps can be lighted within the Raj Bhavan within the night. “Joy and ecstasy amongst millions all over globe- a dream come true. Will celebrate at Raj Bhawan with lighting of ‘diyas’. Historic Supreme Court judgment paved the way”, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, a former BJP minister, mentioned in a tweet describe how he’ll have fun the “bhoomi pujan” at Ayodhya.

In one other tweet, Dhankhar mentioned “Mamata’s silence” smacked of “appeasement” (that means minority appeasement).


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