BJP state president Dilip Ghosh on Sunday said that the party doesn’t believe in any show-off to highlight communal harmony.
In a Raksha Bandhan programme at the state BJP headquarters on Sunday, he said that some political parties are using ‘communal harmony’ as a political tool to strengthen their vote bank but BJP does not have such intention. “The BJP did not appease people of any community to attract votes. Other parties do it openly,” he said.
Mr Ghosh also said, political violence following factional rivalry of the ruling party has come to light yet again. “Formation of the panchayat board witnessed huge violence. The violence is taking place because of the ruling party’s active role to oust the Opposition,” he said.
Mr Ghosh said that the saffron brigade welcome all the political parties to oust the Trinamul to form board. “We have no reservation, we invite all political parties to oust the Trinamul for forming board. We want abolition of their misrule,” he said.
Trinamul secretary general Partha Chatterjee confronted Dilip Ghosh and said: “Trinamul Congress started statewide Raksha Bandhan celebration and we have been organising it every year.
“Now Dilip Ghosh is claiming to do so. His party is trying to attract people’s attention by doing so. They do not know the cultural value and ethics of Bengal. They are doing it for the purpose of gaining votes. We do it to maintain the culture of Bengal.”
Mr Chatterjee also pointed out that there is an understanding between BJP and CPI-M and on Sunday “Mr Ghosh clearly revealed his party’s agenda that he welcomes all political parties, including CPI-M to prevent TMC to form board”.
The Serampore women police station, too, took an initiative to spread the message of communal harmony on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Manira Basu, OC of Serampore women police station, said, people from all the communities joined the celebration.
“Besides maintaining law, order and peace in the society, it is also our duty to bring people of all communities together. Peace can only be attained in the society if we boost feelings of brotherhood and prevent destructive elements from trying to spread hatred targeting religious sentiments,” she said.