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BJP dividing society in the guise of 'Jai Shri Ram', says Abhishek

BJP dividing society in the guise of Jai Shri Ram, says Abhishek

Alipurduar: Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee said the people of India have understood that under the guise of the Jai Shri Ram slogan, BJP is actually trying to divide the society by inciting one religion against the other. He was addressing a mammoth rally here on Tuesday afternoon.

"We respect Ram and worship him but the people of India have understood that behind the Jai Shri Ram slogan, BJP is trying to divide the

society by inciting one religion

against the other. BJP speaks about Ram in the morning and Nathuram and communal riots in the evening," he said, adding: "BJP has taken recourse to lies, Ram, fake patriotism and communal riots to win the elections."

Referring to Narendra Modi's statement in 2016 and Amit Shah's statement in 2019 that eight tea gardens in Alipurduar will be taken over by the Centre, Banerjee said: "This is the biggest lie. They did not do anything. These tea gardens have become operational due to the intervention of Mamata Banerjee." He reiterated that Trinamool Congress never uses

religion to gain political mileage. Coming down heavily on Amit Shah, he said: "If he is such an ardent believer in the philosophy of Shri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, then why does he engineer communal riots and spread hate politics?" adding: "BJP uses religion as tool to win elections."

Banerjee alleged that under BJP rule, the institutions like CBI and ED have lost their sanctity and impartiality.

"Whenever any Opposition leader asks Narendra Modi or BJP an uncomfortable question, the saffron party immediately sets the Central agencies to harass him/her. BJP is scared of Mamata Banerjee because she continues to raise her voice against the party," he said.

He said Alipurduar has been upgraded to a district and massive development has taken place in the past five years.

"North Bengal has become an important tourist spot in the country due to the initiatives taken up by Mamata Banerjee. More development will take place in Alipurduar in the next five years," said Banerjee.

He urged people to vote in favour of the Trinamool candidate, to set up a secular and pro-development government at the Centre.

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