The symbolic chanting, Jai Shree Ram (Hail Lord Rama), of Hinduism is allegedly annoying the chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, these days. The chanting that makes Hindus feel fearless and determined, is allegedly termed as “abusive” by Banerjee. The latest of this incident came to light after a video started making rounds on social media wherein Banerjee could be seen berserking at a crowd for sloganeering Jai Shree Ram outside her convoy.
“What do you think of yourself? You will come from other states, stay here and abuse us? I will not tolerate this. How dare you all abuse me? All of your names and details will be noted down,” Banerjee could be heard in the video shouting at the people outside her car, reported media reports.
The chief minister of West Bengal then comes back to her front seat of her vehicle after showing her anger to the Jai Shree Ram sloganeers. The same video as plays further shows Banerjee again coming out from her vehicle after people outside her vehicle shout Jai Shree Ram. Banerjee, outside her vehicle, is seen pointing at someone and asking to stop as the person seems to be escaping from the spot. She then turns towards a media reporter and says, “we will take action, we will take action”.
Hitting back at Banerjee’s unreasonable anger over the chanting of Jai Shree Ram, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused her of letting go the Bangladeshi infiltrators, Rohingyas, murderers and rapists but settling scores with people chanting Jai Shree Ram. “She doesn’t get angry at Bangladeshi infiltrators, Rohingyas, Murderers and rapists. But she gets angry at young men who chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’. Is chanting ‘Jai Shree Ram’ a crime in Bengal?” reacted Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP National General Secretary hailing from West Bengal.
The Governor of Meghalaya, Tathagata Roy, also took a jibe at the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and CM of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, on Saturday. In a sharp attack on Banerjee, 73-year old Roy accused TMC chief of potentially going to the extent of charging the Jai Shree Ram chanters under the charges of attempt-to-murder.
“It is perfectly possible that the people who shouted ‘Jai Shree Ram’ wud be slapped with non-bailable attempt-to-murder (S.307 IPC) cases. I should know, it happened to ME in 2011! I was booked under 307 because I made a speech the local MLA didn’t like. Had to spend a night in JC,” tweeted Roy after the news of Banerjee admonishing ‘Jai Shree Ram’ chanters went viral.
It is perfectly possible that the people who shouted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ wud be slapped with non-bailable attempt-to-murder (S.307 IPC) cases. I should know,it happened to ME in 2011! I was booked under 307 because I made a speech the local MLA didn’t like. Had to spend a night in JC https://t.co/TkHbT0a3ry
— Tathagata Roy (@tathagata2) May 31, 2019
In the recently concluded general election, TMC and BJP took each other head on in West Bengal resulting into BJP’s acquisition of 18 seats against 22 seats of TMC. The 2014 general election had given 34 seats to TMC and 2 seats to BJP.