1. RSS hits Mamata Banerjee, says Trinamool promoting ‘jihadi activities’ in West Bengal

RSS hits Mamata Banerjee, says Trinamool promoting ‘jihadi activities’ in West Bengal

After BJP's landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, it is now virtually a master of the North, except Punjab of course, and only East and South remain a challenge.

By: | Updated: March 21, 2017 3:38 PM
BJP, UP, RSS, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress, TMC A resolution passed titled “Growing Jihadi Activities In West Bengal is a security concern for the country” talks about the population of Bengal’s Hindus, which has decreased by 8 per cent since 1951. (Source: IE)

After BJP’s landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, it is now virtually a master of the North, except Punjab of course, and only East and South remain a challenge. Looking to change the political equations in the East, a resolution passed after the three day meet of the bigwigs of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is BJP patron so to speak, in Coimbatore gives a clear signal that it is preparing grounds for the party’s expansion there and that is through gaining confidence of the people in the region concerned, the Indian Express reported.

A resolution passed titled “Growing Jihadi Activities In West Bengal is a security concern for the country” talks about the population of Bengal’s Hindus, which has decreased by 8 per cent since 1951. The resolution says,” The population of Bengal’s Hindus was 78.45 per cent in the first census in 1951 and is 70.54 in the last one.” It also claims that the six men were killed by jihadis in the period of 2014-17- out of which three were killed in the Nadia’s Juranpur itself.

“The resolution clearly states that the ruling party in West Bengal is promoting Jihadi violence and communal elements to important berths”, said Dr Jishnu Basu, secretary, RSS south Bengal. According to NDTV, he also added that the Kaliachak in Mandala, where policemen were attacked and police station was torched last year has also been considered in the resolution.

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“West Bengal is BJP’s target and West Bengal will be BJP’s,” said Rahul Sinha BJP national secretary. He also added that the whole country is with ‘Modi Ji’ and Bengal is no where different.

While showing dismissal, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “They cannot grab Bengal. They are the third and fourth in the state. So how will they capture it? Forcefully? If they target Bengal, we will target the rest of the India.”

In the wake of BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh and to prepare its stronghold in Southern and western states President Amit Shah also took part in the meetings including Mohan Bhagwat, Pravin Togadia and Suresh Joshi. The meeting was carried out in a very secretive manner and the entries of the delegates and media persons were restricted. The reason behind selecting Coimbatore as the meeting venue was to gather the support of Gounders, an OBC community and Nadar, who campaigned massively for the BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections but the party failed to keep their trust intact. The main motive behind the venue was to gain the confidence and the trust of the community, thereby, preparing grounds for the BJP in the southern states, which is likely to contest elections later in the year.

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