In an interesting turn of events, Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has distributed 10 lakh postcards with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ message stamped on it addressed to West Bengal’s Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee. These postcards were made available at every post office from where people of West Bengal can acquire it and send personalised messages to the Chief Minister.
.@BJYMinWB will distribute 10 lakh post cards today so that people can send a hearty “Jai Shri Ram” and a personalised message to @mamatofficial. You can get the postcards from your nearest post office and send your message to her address. #MamataDidiJaiShriRam pic.twitter.com/CgOVQKudFp
— BJP Bengal (@BJP4Bengal) May 16, 2019
Recently a video had gone viral on social media where Mamata Banerjee could be seen getting down from her vehicle after hearing chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and confronting the people who shouted the slogan as her vehicle was passing by. Visibly irked Mamata claimed that abuses were hurled at her.
Probably, the chants demonstrating the saffron surge in West Bengal unnerved the Chief Minister. The qualm of losing significance in her state has made Mamata oversensitive. She got down from the car and yelled at the people who raised the slogans. Taking into account the current political scenario in the state the people chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans did not expect her to and made a run for it.
Surprisingly for the Chief Minister, who otherwise is trying her best to come across as a pro-Hindu amidst rising polarization in the state, ‘Jai Shri Ram’ was abuse, which was hurled at her.
Despite chanting Mantras during rallies, making donations of Rs 28 crores to Durga Puja committees last year and also struggling hard to play the ‘Soft Hindutva’ card, she could not hide her real self and got irked when she heard the name of Shri Rama.
This was unlikely to go down well with Hindus in the state who have now cleverly picked it up to their advantage. In an attempt to scorn the Chief Minister for her intolerance the Bhartiya Janata Youth Morcha has come up with this brainstorm of sending ‘Jai Shri Ram’ messages to Mamata Banerjee. It would, however, be interesting to wait and watch as to how the peevish Chief Minister of West Bengal reacts to this take-off.