Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy hits out at Aparna Sen and company, asks why “Jai Shree Ram” is being blamed but not “Allah hu Akbar”

On Wednesday, around 49 personalities from different spheres of life submitted a letter to the Prime minister, urging to curb incident of mob lynching in the country. The letter alleged that violence against those from minority communities has increased in recent days. It went on to say that the slogan of “Jai Shree Ram” has become a war cry and demanded strong laws against mob violence.

Most of the signatories in the letter were from West Bengal, which included the the likes of actress Aparna Sen, actor Soumitra Chattopadhyay and convicted Naxalite Binayak Sen.

However, many have come out to oppose the letter as well. Those in opposition, have accused the signatories of the letter to be partisan and selective. One of those to call out the signatories is West Bengal BJP veteran and Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy. In a series of tweets, Roy lashed out at the letter and its signatories.

Roy asked on why the letter calls “Jai Shree Ram” a war cry over a few incidents but maintains silence about “Allah hu Akbar” chants. He went on to describe how the latter was used during the great Calcutta killings.

Tathagata Roy has always been known as a person who speaks his mind up without worrying much about being politically correct. He is one of the oldest and most respected BJP leaders from West Bengal, a state which seems to the top target of the party in next few years.