LAUNCHING a scathing attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress, right-wing outfit Hindu Samhati said Sunday that to get 15 per cent of the minority votes in Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had made the lives of the Hindu population in the state miserable.
“According to Mamata, 30 per cent of minority votes are with her, but statistics have revealed that she has been able to secure only 15 per cent of the votes in minority dominated areas. For this, she has made lives of the other 70 per cent population miserable,” said Hindu Samhati founder Tapan Ghosh, while addressing a gathering at Rani Rashmoni Avenue in central Kolkata on the occasion of the outfit’s 8th Foundation Day .
Slamming the police and administration, Ghosh said, “We had sought permission to organise the programme today but so far there has been no reply. Now, we have put it up without any permission and still the police have not done anything,” he said.
On the sidelines of the event, Ghosh told The Indian Express that Hindus in Bengal don’t have to depend upon the police for protection. “We will have to spread the news to as far as the booth level that Hindus need to be united as the police can no longer protect us when they cannot even protect themselves. We will do everything permissible under the law to protect our interests,” he said.
During the programme, Bala Guru of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation who had come from the United States along with poet Sardar Ravijot Singh, criticised the state government and said an effective government should be formed under the BJP in Bengal.
“Hindus in Bengal are ignored and sidelined and there is a sense of discrimination. The ruling party here needs to understand and recognise the problems of Hindus and mete out equal treatment to people of all religions,” Bala Guru told The Indian Express.
Singh said the key was to keep the nation first. “The ruling party indulges more in Muslim and Dalit appeasement. Hindus need to come together, not necessarily to hit back. The united stand would be kind of a show of strength against those who intended to divide them,” the poet said.