The BJP on Sunday slammed the Bengal government for its decision to clamp total lockdown on August 5 – the day scheduled for ‘bhumi pujan’ (groundbreaking ceremony) in Ayodhya for the Ram temple – contending that it reflected the “anti-Hindu mindset” of the ruling dispensation.
The TMC leadership, however, termed the assertion as “baseless” and urged the saffron party to “refrain from
communal politics in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic”. Demanding immediate withdrawal of the order, BJP
national secretary Rahul Sinha claimed that the “ruling TMC practises appeasement politics”.
“The state government withdrew shutdown on August 2, as there were Eid ...
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