WATCH: "We Will Send 10 Lakh 'Jai Shri Ram' Postcards To Mamata Banerjee," Says BJP After Party Workers Were Lathi-charged Over Slogans

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Violence was reported at Kanchrapada in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Saturday when TMC leaders were greeted with 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans by BJP supporters

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Violence was reported at Kanchrapada in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Saturday when TMC leaders were greeted with 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans by BJP supporters.

The Trinamool ministers who were confronted were  Sujit Basu, Tapas Roy, and Trinamool leader Madan Mitra, as per reports. Police forces were reportedly dispatched to disperse the crowds. Lathi charge too was reportedly resorted to by the police in an effort to disperse the BJP supporters. Sources also report that the situation is currently being controlled by Rapid Action Forces (RAF).

In response to this above incident, sources have said that the BJP in West Bengal is now reportedly planning to send 10 lakh 'Jai Shri Ram' postcards to the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

WATCH: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Rages At People Raising 'Jai Shri Ram' Slogans At Her Convoy

Speaking on the BJP's counteraction to Trinamool's issue with 'Jai Shri Ram', BJP leader Babul Supriyo has said that Banerjee needed to be reminded that opposing religious slogans was not the essence of India and the Constitution.

"It is for Mamata Banerjee to understand that whether it is 'Jai Shri Ram' or 'Allahu Akbar' or 'in the name of the father' are the essence of a secular country. And if 'Jai Shri Ram' sounds like a bad phrase to her then she should be reminded that it is not the essence of India and the Constitution," he said.

The newly-appointed Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change also added that preparing for Banerjee's backlash, the BJP would not be provoked by her and would send the Trinamool chief 'get well soon' cards. 

"We are not going to get provoked by her. It is what she wants. This has come with losing which should be taken with a pinch of salt. We will also send her 'get well soon' cards," he added.

WATCH: Mamata Banerjee Loses Her Cool Over People Chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' At Her Convoy, Calls Them "criminals"

Earlier on Thursday, Banerjee had reprimanded people chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan at her convoy at North 24, Parganas, claiming that they were BJP people and termed them as "criminals".

"They are BJP people and criminals from outside the state. These are all outsiders and BJP people, they are criminals and were abusing me. They are not from Bengal," the Trinamool chief said.

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday declined to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 30 objecting to the families of BJP workers, allegedly killed in political violence in the state, being invited to the function. 

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