Political Battle Over ‘Ram Navami’ Rallies In Bengal


Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition BJP organised rallies and colourful processions to celebrate Ram Navami in various parts of the state on Sunday.

In Kolkata, several Ram Navami rallies were organised by members of the Sangh Parivar. The TMC, in a bid to counter the rallies by the BJP and Sangh affiliates, took out colourful processions and organised Ram Puja in various parts of the state.

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Colourful processions with saffron flags and posters were taken out with participants shouting slogans hailing Lord Rama.

The programmes are being organised under the banner of Rama Navami Utjapan Samity (Organisation for the celebration of Rama Navami). Dilip Ghosh himself took part in Ram Navami celebrations in Kharagpur area of West Midnapore district.

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.

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.

The TMC too organised rallies in various parts of the state with senior ministers like Firhad Hakim, Sadhan Pande seen taking part in these rallies. The TMC had said earlier this month it would observe Ram Navami in several districts with huge rallies.