Bengal CM Supports Delhi Archbishop On ‘Prayer Campaign’ Letter


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday came out in support of the Delhi archbishop.

The archbishop of Delhi, Anil Couto, has claimed that a “turbulent political atmosphere” in the country posed a threat to India’s constitutional principles and secular fabric, and appealed to followers of his faith for a “prayer campaign”.

Referring to the 2019 General Elections, Couto asked for a “prayer campaign” for the country from May 13, marking the anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Mother at Fatima.

West Bengal Chief Minister told reporters at the state secretariat “I think whatever he has said was correct. It is a fact.”

“We have great regard and respect for all communities, caste and creed. We respect all archbishops in the country,” she added.

The prayer format states: “May the ethos of true democracy envelop our elections with dignity and the flames of honest patriotism enkindle our political leaders.”