After Mamata Banerjee directly opposing the chants of “Jai Shree Ram,” on multiple occasions in West Bengal, the saints from India’s spiritual capital in Varanasi have decided to mail copies of Ramcharitmanas to the West Bengal CM. A 16th century retelling of Valmiki’s Sanskrit magnum opus, Ramcharitmanas tells the story of Ayodhya’s legendary King Lord Rama who according Hindus was a manifestation of the God himself.
“Mamata Banerjee has allergy with the name of Shri Ram. Kashi is the city which guides the world. Therefore, saints of Varanasi has tried to show her the right path and end malice about Hinduism,” said Varanasi’s Patalpuri Shrine head Mahanth Balak Das.
Balak Das said, “We request Mamata Banerjee to study Ramcharitmanas. It preaches us the path of communal harmony and inclusiveness. Mamata Banerjee is a regent and Ramcharitmanas guides us how King must behave to its people.”
The BJP will send 10 lakh postcards with “Jai Shri Ram” written on them to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, a party leader had said earlier.
On Friday, the West Bengal BJP hit out at Banerjee for losing her temper when a group of men shouted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in front of her car. It asked whether it is a crime to chant the phrase in the state.
On Thursday, Banerjee had lost her cool when some men shouted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ as her motorcade passed through Bhatpara area under Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency.
Earlier this month in West Midnapore district, a video showed Banerjee getting angry when some men chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ at her motorcade.