Bengal, Jan 25: With West Bengal headed to assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched a fresh attack with ‘Jai Shree Ram’.
The clip was released just a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refuses to deliver the speech while sharing a dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Victoria Memorial as BJP in Bengal supporters chanted ‘Jai Shree Ram’ slogans in front of her.
Upset by the slogans, Banerjee told the gathering: “I feel a government programme should have some dignity. This is a government programme, not the programme of a political party… This is a public programme. I thank the Prime Minister and the Culture Ministry for organising the programme in Kolkata. But it doesn’t behove you to humiliate a person after extending an invitation.”
Earlier on that day, the Chief Minister had targeted the Centre for declaring Netaji’s birth anniversary as Parakram Divas. Netaji, she said, was a Desh bhakti and, therefore, the state pays tribute to him by celebrating his birth anniversary as Deshnayak Divas.