Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday accused West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee of resorting to politics of appeasement for the sake of votes.
“Mamata Banerjee was doing politics of appeasement. She has suddenly changed now. She is organising convention of Brahmins, distributing cows and Gita to people. This is because their aim is only to get votes,” said Kailash Vijayvargiya, National General Secretary of BJP.
Trinamool has been organising "Brahmin and Purohit Sammelan" in several districts of the state.
The move is being witnessed as to block BJP's attempt to garner Hindu votes.
"The Hindu religion is being misinterpreted by the BJP. Today we will discuss the real meaning of Hindu religion," said Anubrata Mondal, Trinamool Birbhum district president, at a massive "Brahmin and Purohit Sammelan" in the Bolpur town of the district.
The BJP has accused Trinamool Congress leadership of practicing "soft hindutva" to stop the Hindu voters from uniting under the BJP.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent visit to Sagar island to take stock of arrangements for the January 14 Makar Sankranti festival also came under attack from the BJP.
With PTI inputs