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Mamata practicing politics of appeasement with Brahmin convention: BJP

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The (BJP) General Secretary Vijayvargiya on Monday accused Chief Minister of practicing the "of appeasement" with an aim to gain votes.

Vijayvargiya's comment came after the organised a massive "Brahmin and Purohit Sammelan" (a Brahmin convention) in Bolpur town of district.

The move is being witnessed as to block the BJP's attempt to garner Hindu votes.

in district Anubrata Mandal organised an event to felicitate priests in a move seen at countering the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) allegation of Muslim appeasement against the state's ruling party.

"was doing 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.

inaugurated the seven-day Uttar Banga Utsav in North Bengal, in South Bengal's the party organised a first-of-its-kind priests conference.

The conference was organised by party's Birbhum district Anubrata Mondal, who mounted an attack on the by targetting Mukul Roy, who recently left the and joined the

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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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 23:50 IST