To strengthen its organisation in West Bengal and ‘unite’ Hindus, RSS and various Sangh Parivar outfits organised several Ram Navami processions across the state which were supported by the BJP. Activists of Sangh parivar carried saffron flags and posters of Lord Ram in the processions shouting ‘Jai Sri Ram’ slogan. Posters were seen pledging construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. In the metropolis, 22 Ram Navami processions were organized by the Sangh Parivar members. Ram Navami processions were also taken out in Siliguri, Birbhum and some other places in the state.
Expressing support to the RSS programme, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh had said, “We fully support such programme to celebrate Ram Navami. It will help people to unite against the anti-national forces and vote bank politics”.
An FIR was today registered against West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh for leading a rally with swords on the occasion of Ram Navami in Kharagpur yesterday. Police said they lodged the FIR based on complaints filed by local residents in Kharagpur.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned the BJP of legal repercussions for carrying arms in processions yesterday and said law will take its course against such people. “There will be no ABCD … All are equal,” she said. “Taking out a procession with deadly weapons is illegal. We are taking appropriate legal action on police complaints filed over the issue. Law will take its own course. We are keeping a close watch on the situation,” ADG (law and order) Anuj Sharma told