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Mamata criticises intolerance and politics of religion

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Kolkata : Without naming the BJP, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday came down heavily on the saffron party for indulging communal politics in the country. Addressing a gathering at Mahatma Gandhi statue in the heart of the city to observe the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992, she alleged that divisive politics that began 25 years ago is still continuing.

“A certain political party has been indulging in communal politics. Religion cannot be the agenda of any government. Democracy is by the people, for the people and of the people. Our Constitution says India is a secular country, everyone has the right to follow their religious belief without depriving others of their right to practice their faith,” Mamata Banerjee said.

She said that intolerance has reached its peak. Even the journalists were getting killed, people were lynched if they raise their voice against any policy of the government.


“Who has given them these right? Government must protect people. Sarva Dharma Samanny must be their motto,” the Trinamool Congress supremo observed.

Criticising the BJP led government at the centre, Mamata Banerjee alleged that more than 12,000 farmers have committed suicide for not getting the price of their products.  During the regime of Narendra Modi, 75 thousand industrialists have left the country, Mamata Banerjee alleged.