Postcard War Explodes: Now, Trinamool To Send PM Modi 'Jai Hind. Jai Bangla. Vande Mataram' Postcard In Response To 10 Lakh 'Jai Shri Ram' Letters

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The relentless brawl between the BJP and Trinamool continues, with Mamata Banerjee's party pursuing the postcard campaign.

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Updated On:

The relentless brawl between the BJP and Trinamool continues, with Mamata Banerjee's party pursuing the postcard campaign.

In retaliation to the 10 lakh 'Jai Shri Ram' posters sent by the BJP to West Bengal Chief Minister, Trinamool workers are now sending postcards written 'Jai Hind, Jai Bangla and Vande Mataram' to Prime Minister's New Delhi residence.  

In visuals, Trinamool workers and supporters could be seen at West Bengal's Dum Dum, tirelessly penning messages for the Prime Minister to propel the counter-postcard campaign. 

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

In an unprecedented political battle in the race up to the Assembly elections in the state, the postcard saga began with violence reported at Kanchrapada in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Saturday after the 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 incident, sources said that the BJP in West Bengal sent 10 lakh 'Jai Shri Ram' postcards to the Chief Minister of the state. 

Referring to the poll violence that unleashed in the state throughout the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, Banerjee accused the BJP of instigating the same, along with that blamed them for disseminating fake news.  

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She said, "BJP spreading fake news in the entire country that in Bengal things are not cool. Violence is at its peak in Bengal. No constitution in Bengal. They are spreading these fake news. They insulting Bengal in front of the country." 

Despite the resistance of a territorial Mamata Banerjee, the saffron party managed to make inroads in the state and won 18 out of state's 42 Lok Sabha seats, while the ruling Trinamool won 22 seats.

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