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Vivekananada birthday : TMC, BJP clash

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The birth anniversary celebrations of today witnessed political slugfest between TMC and and activists of both the parties were injured in violence over organizing rallies.

Several people were injured after clashes broke out between activists of the two parties outside state headquarters here and at another place this morning.

The two parties clashed at Jorabagan area of central over organising a motorbike rally by BJP's youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) to observe the birth anniversary of

BJYM state was injured in the clash and was hospitalised.

The Morcha alleged that they were attacked by "TMC goons" when they were trying to take out a rally from Jorabagan area. The allegations were denied by TMC.

When asked whether Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary celebration has turned out to be a political slugfest between TMC and BJP, the state of the saffron party said TMC should not think that only it has the right to observe the birth anniversary of the


"We have been observing Swamiji's birthday for the last several decades. We don't need to take lessons from them (TMC)," Ghosh said.

Abhishek Banerjee, TMC parliamentary party leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandopadhyay went to Swami Vivekananda's ancestral House in north to pay homage to the 19th century Hindu monk.

"It is our duty to uphold the values and principles of They (BJP) neither respect Swamiji's principles nor his values. They are only interested in deriving political dividends out of it," Abhishek said.

The opposition and also organized various programs in various parts of the state to observe Swami Vivekanada's birthday.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 20:30 IST
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