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    Furore over BJP’s ‘tarpan’ for celebration employees eliminated in political violence


    Kolkata Authorities forced out ratings of them.

    BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya(C), party National Secretary Rahul Sinha(L) and party leader Mukul Roy(R) stage a protest after they were prevented from conducting a 'Tarpan', ritual near Baghbazar Ghat in Kolkata, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.

    BJP nationwide basic secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya( C), party National Secretary Rahul Sinha( L) and celebration leader Mukul Roy( R) phase a protest after they were avoided from carrying out a ‘Tarpan’, routine near Baghbazar Ghat in Kolkata, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.|Photo Credit: PTI



    Kolkata Authorities kicked out ratings of them.

    The Bagbazar ghat in Kolkata on Wednesday witnessed hours of a political turmoil over a ‘tarpan’ programme arranged by the State unit of Bharatiya Janata celebration (BJP).

    Relative of more than 20 BJP employees who were apparently killed in political violence had assembled near Bagbazar ghat, to perform the Hindu ritual of tarpan – offering of prayers to the left.

    Kolkata Police, however, did not allow the BJP supporters to put together and perform the routine. A stage set up by the BJP was also taken apart.

    The BJP management took the fans to a nearby Golabari Ghat on the river Hooghly and performed the ritual. There was a scuffle between the authorities personnel and BJP advocates and a couple of BJP fans were taken in custody.

    ‘ TMC govt working for 30% of population’

    Senior celebration leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, who existed at Bagbazar targeted the Trinamool Congress federal government accusing it “of working for the benefit of only 30% population of the state”, overlooking the 70 % of the population.

    The BJP nationwide general secretary’s referral was aimed at nearly 30% minority population in the State. Based on the last census the minority population in the State stands at 27.01%

    ” Why is this federal government versus Hinduism and its rituals? Our party employees were visited the police from performing tarpan‘. Later on, we needed to organise it elsewhere,” Mr Vijayvargiya stated.

    The BJP leader said that “after we are voted to power in West Bengal next year, we will work for the entire population of the state and not just for a particular community”.

    Mr Vijayvargiya raked up the problem of Statewide lockdown on August 5, the day of foundation stone laying at Ayodhya for the construction of Ram Temple.

    The Trinamool Congress reacted by stating that the BJP was indulging in politics by arranging occasions like ‘tarpan’. The BJP leadership had organised a comparable programme in 2015 on the day of Mahalaya where senior party leaders like J.P. Nadda were present.

    The BJP declares that about 100 party employees have actually been eliminated in political violence in West Bengal considering that 2014.



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