Nadda calls Swami Vivekanand as ‘Vivekanand Thakur’, angered TMC alleges ‘insult to culture’


Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Partha Chatterjee on Sunday attacked BJP Chairman JP Nadda for allegedly insulting West Bengal culture during a campaign rally in Nabadwip.

Sharing a video of the BJP leader addressing a rally outside the Parivartan Yatra on Saturday, Chatterjee alleged that Nadda insulted the Bengal icon by referring to Swami Vivekananda ji as ‘Vivekananda Thakur’.

“Not a single visit to Bengal goes by without insulting the culture of Bengal. This is the BJP chairman for you. Again insulting the icon of Bengal, referring to Swami ji as Vivekananda Thakur”, tweeted the Minister of State with the video.

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The TMC attack on JP Nadda comes shortly after BJP Bengal leaders Suvendu Adhikari and Kailash Vijayawargiya criticized Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee for the language he used during his Kanthi town hall meeting on Saturday. Giving an aggressive speech at the meeting, Mamata Banerjee’s nephew challenged BJP leaders to come face to face with him and claimed that heavyweight leader Suvendu Adhikari, who recently moved to the saffron fold, would lose by more than 50,000 votes in any seat in Medinipur.

Comparing Banerjee’s arrogant remark to Raavan, Vijaywargiya said even his ego perished. “In what language do the coal mafia, gold mafia, sand mafia, Goru (cow) smuggling mafia and the Raj syndicate look at the so-called kingpin. Child, even the ego of Ravana perished,” Vijayvargiya said in a tweet.

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Bengal election battle

The Mamata Banerjee-led TMC recently saw the exit of Suvendu Adhikari along with 6 MPs, 1 MP and 16 other grassroots leaders – who joined the BJP and have now been aligned in the political campaign of the saffron party. Later, Adhikari’s two brothers joined the BJP, while his father was removed from his party position. While Sports Minister Laxmi Ratan Shukla “retired” from politics, Rajib Banerjee joined the BJP. Banerjee hit out at the BJP, saying she will “fight alone if necessary”. The saffron party is preparing for an uphill battle in Bengal – aiming to reach over 200 seats, yet to field a CM face. Bengal is expected to go to the polls in April-May 2021.

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