KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee joined a large number of Muslims in prayers on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr and appeals for minority community to continue supporting her.
In a politically-loaded veiled statements against BJP, she said, “Tyaag ka naam hai Hindu, Imaan ka naam hai Musalman, Pyaar ka naam hai Isaai, Sikhon ka naam hai Balidan. Ye hai hamara pyaara Hindustan. Iski raksha humlog karenge. Jo humse takraega wo choor choor ho jaega. Ye hamara slogan hai.” ( “sacrifice is Hindu, honesty is Muslim, love is Christian and sacrifice is Sikh. This is our beloved India. We will protect it and, whoever, comes in our way will get destroyed.”
Today, like previous years, I attended #Eid prayers at Red Road and exchanged greetings with all.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 5, 2019
While addressing the faithful, Banerjee said, “There is nothing to fear. You go on supporting us… and see how we keep up the fight. Jo humse takrayega, woh choor choor ho jayega,” she said.
“sometimes when the sun rises, its rays are very harsh but later it fades away. Don’t be scared, the faster they captured EVMs, the quicker they will go away”.
The remarks assume significance in the context of the emergence of BJP as the main opposition in West Bengal by bagging 18 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats. The TMC’s tally came down to 23 seats from 34 it had won in 2014.
With agency inputs