Regarding the incident of Joy Shri Ram’s slogan in front of Mamata Banerjee in the presence of Narendra Modi, Sanjay Raut said that this slogan is not a political slogan and it does not endanger any secularism.
After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s ‘Joy Shri Ram’ slogan, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that no one should be dissatisfied with the slogan. Raut told reporters on Monday that he was sure that Mamata Banerjee also had faith in Lord Ram.
Let me inform you that Mamata Banerjee refused to address the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Saturday after she shouted ‘Joy Shri Ram’ in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mamata said such ‘insults’ were not acceptable. Raut said, “No one in the country should be dissatisfied with ‘Joy Shri Ram’.”
He said, ‘No one’s secularism will be endangered if Joy Shri Ram says. We believe that Lord Rama is proud of the country. The Rajya Sabha MP said, ‘Joy Shri Ram is not a political word. This is a matter of our faith and I am sure that Mamata Didi also has faith in Lord Rama.
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An editorial in Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece ‘Samana’ also said that Banerjee should not have been offended if some people chanted ‘Joy Shri Ram’ during the ceremony. He said, ‘If he had joined her too, things would have been completely the opposite. But everyone is trying to plate their ‘vote bank’.
He said the BJP had identified Banerjee’s ‘weakness’ and would continue to cash in on such sensitive issues until the Assembly elections. The editorial also indirectly targeted the BJP and accused it of buying and selling grassroots leaders to defeat the Mamata Banerjee-led party in the upcoming state assembly elections.
The editorial also said that Mamata Banerjee’s victory in the BJP’s 18 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal was a matter of concern. He said, “But Mamata Banerjee is the lion of Bengal, she has always fought and will continue to fight.”
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