Despite Mamata’s Opposition, RSS Chief To Hold Rally Today


Kolkata: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is in Kolkata on Saturday to address a rally, which the West Bengal government did not want him to hold.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was against Bhagwat holding a rally a day after her government replaced mention of ‘Ramdhonu’ with ‘Rongdhonu’ in school textbook to make it more secular.

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Ramdhonu is the Bangla word for rainbow. Mamata government introduced a new word in the Bangla lexicon for it- Rongdhonu.

But, after Kolkata police denied permission to the RSS for holding rally, the right wing outfit moved the High Court, which granted permission to Bhagwat to address the public event.

This is the second instance where the RSS or BJP had to approach the High Court to hold a public function in West Bengal.

Earlier, the BJP wanted to hold ‘Sansad Mela’ in Asansol but the Asansol Municipal Corporation run by the Trinamool Congress denied permission. The BJP got the permission after High Court order. The event will be inaugurated by Asansol MP and union minister Babul Supriyo.

Meanwhile, Bhagwat is holding the rally at Bhukailash grounds in Kidderopre in west Kolkata. Bhagwat is scheduled to hold a series of meetings with the RSS and BJP leaders after the Bhukailash grounds rally over next two days.