Amid accusations by the ruling Trinamool Congress that the BJP is politicising Durga Puja, West Bengal’s greatest pageant, a metropolis committee has requested Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah to inaugurate their puja this yr.
Senior BJP chief Mukul Roy mentioned on Thursday that the choice to ask Mr Shah had been taken by the organisers.
The letter to Mr Shah was despatched on September 11
Reacting to the event, senior Trinamool Congress chief Subrata Mukherjee mentioned ,”The BJP is setting a bad trend.”
A spokesperson of the pujo committee of Mates Membership of Triangular Park in South Kolkata mentioned on Friday, “We’re not related to any political social gathering, we haven’t any political color. We’re inviting Shri Amit Shah ji because the union dwelling minister. His presence will make the individuals of the locality proud.”
He confirmed journalists a replica of the letter to Mr Shah’s workplace by the puja organisers and mentioned, “We (BJP) don’t believe in doing politics with Bengal’s biggest festival with which the emotion and sentiment of the people are involved.”
“We (state BJP) had merely forwarded the letter to Mr Shah’s office as requested by the club authorities,” he mentioned.
Mr Mukherjee mentioned, “Now a party has suddenly come up which is not even hesitating to spoil the mood of Durga Puja celebrations by bringing in people who had never been part of our celebrations”.
Sanghasree, an outdated and well-known group Durga Puja committee, needed to drop its plans to ask Mr Shah for the inauguration after protests by Trinamool supporters a couple of month in the past.
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