Saturday, July 20, 2024
Advertisement
  1. You Are At:
  2. News
  3. West Bengal
  4. Bengal BJP MLAs use 'Gangajal' to purify Ambedkar statue in Assembly where TMC lawmakers held protest | Watch

Bengal BJP MLAs use 'Gangajal' to purify Ambedkar statue in Assembly where TMC lawmakers held protest | Watch

The BJP MLAs unanimously decided to cleanse the statue with Ganga water symbolically. Over 30 BJP legislators, led by Adhikari, took turns in pouring Ganga water at the spot before leaving the assembly premises.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: December 01, 2023 17:12 IST
Bengal BJP MLAs carry 'gangajal' to 'clean' the Ambedkar
Image Source : PTI Bengal BJP MLAs carry 'gangajal' to 'clean' the Ambedkar Statue on the premises of West Bengal assembly after TMC lawmakers protested at the site.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs on Friday carried 'Gangajal' to 'clean' the Ambedkar Statue on the premises of West Bengal Assembly in Kolkata where Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmakers held a protest against the Centre related to funds for central schemes.

A video has also surfaced showing several BJP lawmakers carrying 'Gangajal' over their heads in containers and walking upto the Ambedkar Statue. Take a look.

The symbolic move was in response to the two-day sit-in by ruling TMC MLAs, led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on November 29, at the base of the statue to protest "BJP government at Centre's discrimination towards West Bengal in connection with releasing central funds and implementation of Central projects."

Assembly Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay told reporters he will ask the Marshal to seek Adhikari's response about the reason behind washing the Ambedkar statue with Ganga water.

"I would like to know why such activity was initiated. We will ask everyone not to use the assembly premises for things like loud slogan shouting outside the assembly hall but inside the premises," he added.

For the last two days, the House witnessed slogan shouting as "chor chor" (thieves) by both BJP and TMC, along with playing whistles and ringing bells. While the TMC held its sit-in at the base of the Ambedkar statue, the BJP held it at the entry to the main assembly hall.

Adhikari told reporters "The MLAs of the party of looters, murderers of democracy who have already been rejected by the people of West Bengal and clinging to power with the help of state police and machinery, tainted the holy statue of Ambedkar ji with their presence here for past two days."

TMC deputy chief whip Tapas Roy said by washing the Ambedkar statue BJP atoned its own sins "of atrocities on Dalits and OBCs in the country, of murdering Constitution and democracy."

"They cannot do such things without the permission of the Speaker inside the assembly. We had taken prior consent of the Speaker before our agitation," he said.

With inputs from PTI

ALSO READ | West Bengal commercial taxes directorate busts Rs 4,716 crore fake GST invoice rackets, four arrested

 

Advertisement

Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from West Bengal

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement