The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of practicing the "politics of appeasement" with an aim to gain votes.
The move is being witnessed as to block the BJP's attempt to garner Hindu votes.
Trinamool Congress president in Birbhum district Anubrata Mandal organised an event to felicitate the Hindu priests in a move seen at countering the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) allegation of Muslim appeasement against the state's ruling party.
"Mamata Banerjee was doing politics of appeasement. She has suddenly changed now. She is organising a convention of Brahmins, distributing cows and Gita to people. This is because their aim is only to get votes", Vijayvargiya told ANI.
According to reports, around 12,000-14,000 Hindu priests attended the meet that started around 12.30 pm today.
The priests were felicitated with a copy of the Gita, shawl, and pictures of Sarada Maa and Ramakrishna.
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