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PIL filed in Calcutta HC demanding steps against those objecting 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans

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A PIL has been filed by an in the demanding necessary steps to be taken against those who are objecting to 'Ram' slogans.

Partha Ghosh said chanting of 'Ram' is the fundamental right of an individual.

The petition is likely to be heard by the high court on Friday.

The furore over 'Ram' slogan started after lost her cool when a group of men chanted 'Jai Shri Ram' as her convoy was passing through Bhatpara area in North 24 district on May 30.

"These are all outsiders and the BJP people. They are criminals and were abusing me. They are not from Bengal. We will take action against them," she had said after getting down from her car.

The had criticised the BJP and said that its leaders are using 'Jai Shri Ram' as their party slogan in a "misconceived manner" and accused them of mixing religion with politics.

Several leaders including had challenged Mamata to stop them from chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan during election campaigning. Shah also asked people to chant the slogan during a programme in Gujarat's after the election results.

On May 16, said, "Didi has created such a situation in that infiltrators are having a free run while the devotees of and are forced to live in fear. Youths are being jailed just for chanting "Jai Shri Ram" and "Jai Maa Kali"."

The political temperature in continues to be high ever since the BJP made deep inroads in the state after winning 18 Lok Sabha seats and limiting the TMC to 22 seats in the recently concluded elections.

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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 14:14 IST