The Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal is appeasing Islamic fundamentalists and jihadis, who are working against Hindus, RSS joint general secretary V Bhagaiah has alleged. The Sangh will ask the Centre to put pressure on the State to end its support to those involved in “attacking, looting and murdering” people, he said.
Bhagaiah was speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of the Sangh’s Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (national council) meeting, which began at the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on Sunday.
“West Bengal is 26 per cent Muslim population. The government, to appease the Muslim vote bank, is supporting Islamic fundamentalists. This is harmful to national security and the interests of society,” he said.
“The national council will urge the Centre to put pressure on the West Bengal government to take action against attacks by jihadis. A resolution in this regard will be passed at the meeting. Now, Hindu society, writers, intellectuals and the general public are working to change this situation,” said Bhagaiah.
“In the last three years, attacks by Islamic fundamentalists have been increasing. Among those murdered were six Dalits. Some hooligans, calling themselves jihadis, burnt 200 houses in a village near Kolkata only because they belonged to Hindus,” he claimed.
“During Milad un-Nabi celebrations they forced the closure of all government schools. They also prevented the celebration of Durga Puja. As a result, Hindu society is living in fear. A police station and its crime records were burnt. However, the police remained mute spectators. The State government is protecting them,” he added.
“When the CPM was in power, they were attacking all those opposed to them. In the first two years of the TMC regime, a democratic atmosphere prevailed to some extent. Later it started supporting jihadis,” he said.
Responding to questions on alleged attacks on RSS workers in Kerala, he said, “Since 1948, CPM goons have been attacking RSS workers. They are not the only ones being attacked. So far, 40 workers of the Congress and 16 of the CPI have been murdered by CPM men in Kerala,” he said.
To a question on the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Bhagaiah hoped the construction would be take place naturally.