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'Adverse Effects Of Appeasement Policies': Yogi Adityanath Slams Mamata Banerjee Over Ram Navmi Violence In West Bengal

Bhuvan Krishna

Apr 21, 2024, 04:42 PM | Updated 04:42 PM IST

(Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 
(Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has criticised his West Bengal counterpart, Mamata Banerjee, over the clashes during Ram Navami celebrations in Murshidabad, describing them as a consequence of appeasement policies.

Adityanath stated, "This is the adverse effect of appeasement policies. Be it now on the occasion of Ram Navami or earlier on the occasion of Holi, the riots that took place in West Bengal as well as in non-BJP ruled states are an example of playing with the sentiments of the majority society and the vote bank politics in the name of appeasement. On the occasion of Ram Navami, there were attacks on Ram Navami processions again in West Bengal."

According to a report from Hindustan Times, a procession organised by the Shaktipur Ram Navami Utsav Ujjapan Committee was targeted with stones while passing by the Shaktipur High School. Stones were allegedly thrown from rooftops during the incident.

Adityanath expressed concern over the incident, stating, "This is a matter of concern and also a message for the people of the country that when these people are not able to protect the peaceful processions, how will they be able to provide security to our sisters and daughters and to the common citizens?"

Earlier, Adityanath had criticised Mamata Banerjee, accusing the TMC of attacking the procession to harm 'Sanatan' faith.

"Ram Navami celebrations and processions were conducted safely in all the states ruled by the BJP, but due to the TMC government of West Bengal, Ram Navami processions were attacked there and efforts were made to hurt 'Sanatan' faith," he was quoted by ANI as saying.

West Bengal, along with Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, is undergoing voting in all seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections. The second phase of voting is scheduled for 26 April.

Bhuvan Krishna is Staff Writer at Swarajya.

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