West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had alleged that some monks were working under instructions of the BJP. (Image: PTI/File)

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had alleged that some monks have been working below directions of the BJP. (Picture: PTI/File)

Calling it the “worst factor” CM Mamata Banerjee may have carried out to West Bengal, senior BJP chief Amit Malviya alleged that this occurred after she “threatened” Ramakrishna Mission, Bharat Sevashram Sangha and ISKCON from an open stage

The BJP on Monday hit out at West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, blaming her for the assault on Ramakrishna Mission monks in Jalpaiguri. Calling it the “worst factor” she may have carried out to the state, the get together’s senior chief Amit Malviya alleged that this occurred after her “threatening” feedback in opposition to the Mission, Bharat Sevashram Sangha and ISKCON.

“That is the worst factor Mamata Banerjee may have carried out to West Bengal. After she threatened Ramakrishna Mission, Bharat Sevashram Sangh and ISKCON from an open stage, criminals, with firearms and daggers entered Ramakrishna Mission Ashram below Kotwali PS in Jalpaiguri, and attacked the monks, broke CCTV, brandish firearms, forcefully detained the Sadhus and threw them on streets. That is nothing lower than a Talibani regime,” he stated in a put up on X.

In line with the police, the Ramakrishna Mission constructing Jalpaiguri’s Sevoke Street was allegedly attacked by a bunch of miscreants carrying firearms, who entered the premises late on Saturday night time. They thrashed the safety guard and a few employees on the ashram, and threatened to kill them. Earlier than leaving, they vandalised the ashram property and broken the CCTV cameras.

The ashram authorities have lodged a written criticism, whereas the police have began an investigation into the incident.

On Might 18, Banerjee alleged that some monks of the Ramakrishna Mission or Bharat Sevashram Sangha have been working “below directions of the BJP”. “Some monks of the Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangha are working below the affect of BJP leaders in Delhi. Whereas those that handle temples are doing commendable religious work, not all are concerned in such actions. That is unacceptable. We respect the monks,” she stated at an election rally in Goghat below Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency.

The assertion drew sharp criticism from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who alleged that she was “below stress from Muslim extremists” and was threatening these socio-religious organisations to “appease” the TMC’s vote financial institution. Throughout a rally in Purulia on Sunday (Might 19), he had criticised the TMC for crossing the bounds of decency by “spreading falsehoods in opposition to ISKCON, Ramakrishna Mission, and Bharat Sevashram Sangha”.

Earlier within the day, nonetheless, she tried to melt out her stance by praising the 2 monastic orders for his or her philanthropic works and stated she was not in opposition to any establishment however criticised one or two individuals for indulging in politics.

“I’m not in opposition to Ramakrishna Mission, why ought to I be in opposition to an establishment or insult it? I’ve spoken about one or two individuals,” she stated, whereas addressing an election rally in Bankura’s Onda.

The chief minister additionally praised Bharat Sevashram Sangha, saying it really works for the individuals. “I had spoken about Kartik Maharaj, he didn’t permit Trinamool Congress agent to sit down (at a polling sales space) in Rejinagar,” she stated.

Claiming that the Bharat Sevashram Sangha monk from Murshidabad district was working for the BJP, she accused him of instigating individuals when clashes between two teams occurred at Rejinagar. “If he needs to do BJP, he can, however ought to do it carrying its badge,” she stated.

Kartik Maharaj, or Swami Pradiptananda Maharaj, in the meantime has despatched a authorized discover to the CM demanding an apology for her allegedly defamatory remarks in regards to the organisation. “If chief minister Mamata Banerjee had defamed me personally, I’d not have been involved. As a religious chief, we aren’t affected by private criticism as we’re right here to serve the individuals. Nonetheless, she defamed the organisation, which is unacceptable.”

Sangha nationwide secretary Swami Biswatmananda Maharaj, nonetheless, stated he’s unaware of the problem.

(With PTI inputs)

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