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Mamata practising soft Hindutva to stop consolidation of Hindu votes: BJP

Ghosh said Banerjee is taking lessons from Gandhi in practising "soft Hindutva"

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee

president on Wednesday accused state Chief Minister of practising "soft Hindutva" to stop consolidation of "Hindu votes" in favour of

practices Muslim appeasement and it has started backfiring in several parts of the state, he said.

His comment comes in the backdrop of Banerjee's visit to a temple in Birbhum district yesterday.

"If we go to the temple we are branded as communal. But if leaders visit temples, they are secular. The is practising soft in Bengal to stop the consolidation of in favour of BJP," Ghosh said at the sidelines of a two day organisational meet of the party here.

Citing Congress president Rahul Gandhi's visit to temples in Gujarat during the assembly poll campaign, Ghosh said Banerjee is taking lessons from Gandhi in practising "soft Hindutva".

"The so-called secular leaders are practising because they are well aware that Hindus are uniting under

They have realised that they will no longer be able to win elections by appeasing Muslims," Ghosh said.

First Published: Wed, January 03 2018. 17:19 IST