Ghatal: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah today lashed out at the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and dared her to slap as many cases she wants on him for chanting “Jai Sree Ram”. This comment from Shah comes days after three persons were taken into custody in the West Midnapore district for allegedly chanting the same when her convoy was passing through.
Addressing an election rally in Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency, where the incident took place on Saturday, Shah claimed no matter how much one tried, no one would be able to stop the people of India from following their cultural heritage.
“I have been seeing since the last few days, that Mamata-didi has objections if people of Bengal chant Jai Sree Ram. How can anybody stop us from uttering the name of Lord Ram, who dedicated his entire life to his country and his subjects?” Shah said.
“Mamata-didi, do whatever you want. I have raised the slogan of Jai Sree Ram from this stage. Slap whatever charges you want on me. But you will not be able to stop us from following our cultural traditions,” he said while urging the people in the rally to repeatedly chant the name of Lord Ram with him.
Shah asked people to give Banerjee and her party Trinamool Congress a befitting reply by handing 23 Lok Sabha seats from the state to the saffron party. “I want to ask Mamata-didi, if not in India, will Lord Ram’s name be chanted in Pakistan?”
“Provide 23 Lok Sabha seats from Bengal to Modiji. You will see all atrocities by Mamata-didi and her party will automatically stop,” he added.