Kolkata: West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh on Friday reiterated his controversial statement, saying those who will oppose "Bharat Mata ki jai" and "Jai Sri Ram" slogan will be relegated to history.
While addressing a public meeting in North 24 Parganas district, Ghosh on Saturday said, "In the entire country from Gujarat to Guwahati and from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Bharat Mata ki jai and Jai Sri Ram will be chanted. Those who will oppose it, will be relegated to history."
Reacting to Ghosh's comments, Trinamool secretary seneral Partha Chatterjee had said such comments were unexpected from the leaders of a party like the BJP, which had a rich heritage.
"He is making such despicable comments in his greed for power and to provoke people. It is sad that a political party, which has the names of politicians like Shyama Prasad Mukherjee associated with it, has such people as their face in the state," Chatterjee retorted.
Hitting out at the ruling ruling Trinamool Congress, the BJP leader had said, "You are showing your power here. You are resorting to extortion. BJP is there throughout the country. It has 11 crore members."
The Congress also criticised the West Bengal BJP chief saying, "I just want to say one thing to him that if he keeps on repeatedly using religion and Lord Ram as a political stick, then very soon he himself will become history".