Kolkata – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary was commemorated on 23rd January in Kolkata in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The crowd started chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ when Bengal Chief CM Mamata Banerjee came to address the gathering. A miffed Ms Banerjee was offended and refused to speak. Jishnu Basu, General Secretary of the RSS Bengal unit said that the RSS does not approve of the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans raised in the function.
Jishnu Basu, general secretary of the RSS Bengal unit, said on Tuesday that the Sangh is of the view that 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans should not have been raised at a government event organised to pay homage to Netaji#RSS #WestBengal https://t.co/TM9oNpiJ8x
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Basu said “The Sangh is unhappy with what happened. Those who raised the slogan neither showed respect to Netaji nor showed respect to Ram. The event was held to pay homage to Netaji. Those who shouted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ must be identified. The party (Bharatiya Janata Party) must find out who were involved and whether this was an act of sabotage of some sort.”