‘Jai Sri Ram’ faceoff: BJP Tweets old video of Mamata Banerjee reciting Islamic prayer, says she insulted Netaji’s legacy by her conduct
New Delhi: West Bengal IT cell on Sunday attacked CM Mamata Banerjee by sharing an old video on Twitter where Mamata is seen reciting an Islamic prayer at a West Bengal government event.
The Tweet further said that she disgraced Bengal and insulted Netaji’s legacy by her conduct at the event to commemorate Netaji’s anniversary.
BJP IT cell questioned CM Mamata asking,” Why does she have a problem being greeted with Jai Shree Ram?”
The Tweet further said that, “She disgraced Bengal and insulted Netaji’s legacy by her conduct at the event to commemorate Netaji’s anniversary.”
If CM Mamata Banerjee can recite an Islamic prayer at a West Bengal government event, why does she have a problem being greeted with Jai Shree Ram?
She disgraced Bengal and insulted Netaji’s legacy by her conduct at the event to commemorate Netaji’s anniversary. pic.twitter.com/OpQ7MR60m2
— BJP Bengal (@BJP4Bengal) January 24, 2021
Here is what Kailash Vijayvargiya said
BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya also said that ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan was raised in honour of Chief Minister at Parakram Diwas event in Kolkata on Saturday and her not delivering the speech and leaving the dais showed “her frustration”.
Vijayvargiya, who is BJP in-charge of West Bengal, said he failed “to understand what is the problem in chanting Jai Shri Ram and why Mamataji gets annoyed with it”. “I think the slogan was raised in her honour when she stood up. Leaving the dais because of the slogan shows nothing but her frustration,” he said.
Mamata leaves dais at Parakram Diwas event shows her frustration
This attack comes a day after West Bengal Chief Minister did not deliver her speech “in protest” during the event at Victoria Memorial to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after ‘Jai Shree Ram’ slogans were raised when she was invited to speak.
The Chief Minister said “government programme should have some dignity” and it “is not fair to insult somebody whom you have invited”.
The event was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In her brief remarks, a visibly upset Mamata Banerjee said it was a government programme and not that of a political party.
#WATCH | I think Govt’s program should have dignity. This is not a political program….It doesn’t suit you to insult someone after inviting them. As a protest, I won’t speak anything: WB CM Mamata Banerjee after ‘Jai Shree Ram’ slogans were raised when she was invited to speak pic.twitter.com/pBvVrlrrbb
— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2021
The Trinamool Congress leader also said that she was grateful to the Prime Minister and Cultural Ministry for organising the event at Kolkata.
Netaji’s birth anniversary was observed as Parakram Diwas in the country on January 23.