In Bengal, political tensions are escalating to religion based protest. The scenes are becoming murky with parties now turning to use religion for political gain.
Tuesday night saw the agitated protesters gathered in large numbers and have threatened to block all main roads to recite Hanuman Chalisa on Tuesdays.
BJYM Howrah District President OP Singh told ANI, "In Mamata Banerjee's rule, we have seen Grand Trunk Road and other main roads are blocked on Fridays for namaz. Patients die as ambulances get stuck, children and people cannot reach their schools and offices on time. As long as it continues, we will recite Hanuman Chalisa on Tuesdays on all main roads near Hanuman temples."
There seems to be no stop in the soaring temperatures of politics temperature in West Bengal since the BJP won 18 Lok Sabha seats and limiting the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) to 22 seats in the national elections. The violence dates back to Amit Shah’s roadshow incident which lead to a violent breakout. Although the elections are over, both BJP and TMC are still at loggerheads.
Mamata has also criticised the saffron party for chanting Jai Shri Ram slogan in a "misconceived manner" and accused them of mixing religion with politics. However, BJP has denied the allegation time and again.
On Tuesday, a BJP delegation led by MP SS Ahluwalia submitted its report to party's national president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the alleged killing of its workers and violence in Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district.