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Bengal BJP chief flaunts weapons during Ram Navami

IANS  |  Kolkata 

(BJP) on Saturday, donning a saffron headgear, participated in a Navami celebration in West district's and flaunted traditional weapons.

He was seen paying reverence to Lord Ram, and displayed a sword, a mace, a bow and arrows.

The had earlier raised their concerns before the over Navami celebrations during the election.

Asked about opposition parties' claim that this act during the election was aimed at creating a communal divide, Ghosh said: "If carrying weapons means breaking the code, then the weapons of the jawans and Goddess 'Kali' should also be taken away from their hands. People who are not man enough speak all these things."

He explained that he has taken up arms for good.

"We have taken up weapons to protect the women folk. That is why has become peaceful," he said.

The mentioned that if the indulges in wrong-doing and gives shelter to miscreants, he will come in between.

"Festivities are meant for frenzied celebration. If anyone has a problem, he must alter their thinking. The entire nation is in a celebration mood as Lord represents truth and devotion. He (Lord Ram) will be there for generations, these people will come and go," Ghosh said.

According to him, elections have nothing to do with celebrations. Everything cannot be related to votes and the party is "doing its work and people will decide".

"Weapons are a symbol of power," the said.

"Almost all our ancestors had taken up weapons and it has been a tradition. We will carry the tradition. Elections, various governments and will come and go but and Ram will be there forever," he added.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 17:16 IST
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