After calling BJP 'worshippers of Ravan', Mamata Banerjee has called the political rallies conducted by the party across the country as 'Ravan Yatra'. Her statement comes a day before BJP's planned Rath Yatra on December 7, which was to be flagged off by Amit Shah.
The West Bengal minister has said that the party is taking out 'Ravan Yatra' all over the country.
"The BJP is scaring people into submission by offering crores of rupees, and taking out 'Ravan Yatras' all over the country. They are asking people about their name, caste, gotra, and religion. Seems like someone has given them this responsibility," Mamata Banerjee said.
The Trinamool Congress chief also brought up the issue caused due to the NRC in Assam brought by the BJP goverrnment.
The BJP's Rath Yatra in West Bengal, also called as the 'Save Democracy Rally' is facing issues as the party has claimed that it did not receive permission from the government to take out the rally. The 42-day rally was supposed to be flagged-off by BJP president Amit Shah. PM Narendra Modi was supposed to address one of the rallies, as per sources.
The matter is being heard by the Calcutta High Court.
A few days earlier, Banerjee had said that BJP does not worship Lord Ram but worships Ravan. She said that the party is dividing people in the name of religion. She further said that the party sells religion for votes. She made the statements while addressing a public meeting in Jamboni in Jhargram in West Bengal.