A man who brandished a gun during a Ram Navami rally in Howrah was arrested in Bihar’s Munger, and over 170 people were detained in Bihar following the violence during the festivities. The article mentions the arrest of a 19-year-old Sumit Shaw, who was seen carrying a weapon during the procession, and the Trinamool Congress alleging the BJP of inciting violence. The Chief Minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, expressed her fears of violence on Hanuman Jayanti and urged “Hindu brothers” to defend minorities. The BJP, on the other hand, accused her of pandering to Muslim voters.
Ram Navami Violence: Man Brandishing Gun In Howrah Arrested, Over 170 Held In Bihar
On 4th April 2023, the Howrah Police arrested a man who had brandished a gun during a Ram Navami procession. The arrest was made in Bihar’s Munger. Additionally, over 170 people were detained in Bihar due to violence during the festivities.
Trinamool Congress alleges BJP of inciting violence
The Trinamool Congress has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of inciting violence during the Ram Navami festivities in Howrah. Following Sumit Shaw’s arrest, a 19-year-old who was seen with a weapon during the procession, the TMC claimed that the BJP’s “provocation plot” had been established.
Mamata Banerjee expresses fears of violence on Hanuman Jayanti
The Chief Minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, has expressed concerns about possible violence during Hanuman Jayanti. She urged “Hindu brothers” to defend minorities and accused political workers of carrying weapons and bombs during Ram Navami processions to stir violence.
BJP accuses Mamata Banerjee of pandering to Muslim voters
The BJP has accused Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of Bengal, of pandering to Muslim voters. BJP MP Locket Chatterjee claimed that Banerjee was trying to get the 30% Muslim vote after losing the Sagardighi bypolls. BJP leader Subendu Adhikari criticised Banerjee’s alleged politics of polarisation and questioned how the Ram Navami rally could have been attacked without provocation.
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