Kolkata: Cautioning the people of West Bengal against divisive politics, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday and said such politics will not work in the state.
She said after inaugurating a community puja in south Kolkata that Bengal was known for its hospitality and people of different faiths in the state practice their respective religions. Festival like Durga Puja unifies people of different faiths, she asserted.
News18 quoted her as saying, “Everyone is welcome to our state and enjoy the hospitality of our people. But please don’t profess any divisive politics… it will not work in Bengal.”
Saying that Bengal is known to respect leaders of different faiths for ages, Mamata said, “Please don’t spread the religion of divisive politics. Please don’t create rift among people.”
She was reacting to Shah’s speech at a BJP programme in which he had said that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be implemented in Bengal and that the chief minister had been misleading people on the issue.
The BJP president reiterated that all infiltrators will be thrown out of the country.