Rampurhat: Political battle over the Ram- Navami occassion has begun since morning. To celebrate Ram Navami, huge rallies were taken out in Nadia, Birbhum, Bakura, East Midnapore, Purulia, Burdwan, North and South 24 Parganas, Coochbehar, North and South Dinajpur districts.
Colourful processions with saffron flags and posters were taken out with participants shouting slogans hailing Lord Rama. And the Bengal BJP ‘Lady’ leader Locket Chatterjee holds a trident in rampoorhat to attend Ramnawami celebrationShe tweeted in her twitter account:
I am in Rampurhat to attend Ramnawami celebration, @MamataOfficial’s goon can’t stop me to take part in celebration. TMC shantibahini along with state police is harassing organising committees to stop Ramnavami. #MamataAgainstRamnavami
— Locket Chatterjee (@me_locket) March 24, 2018
On Saturday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, at a meeting in Bolpur said “hooliganism will not be tolerated”. Ms Banerjee told news agency PTI, “I know that there are only a couple of organisations in Howrah and Asansol which traditionally hold Ram Navami processions with arms. Those who have been celebrating Ram Navami for more than a decade will be given special permission to hold processions with arms.”
The Bengal BJP has planned “bigger celebrations” in Kolkata also. Along with the bigger towns and district headquarters, rallies would be taken out in villages with equal vigour.Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy, along with state BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu, took part in Ram Navami rallies at Baghbazar and Ram Leela maidan.