Kolkata: The relationship between the BJP’s national vice-president Dilip Ghosh and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is not on the right track. Blame games between the two frequently erupt. Ghosh on Tuesday triggered his guns on Mamata, accusing her of corrupting both the religions “Hinduism and Islam”.
He has given examples of the CM offering namaaz and attending iftaar parties with a full stomach “despite hailing from a Hindu family”.
Ghosh said all this while delivering a lecture at the India Today Conclave East 2022.
We have a saying, “Respect other religions, practise your own.” Here, though, the contrary is evident. Although our chief minister comes from a Hindu Brahmin background, she observes roza (fast) and offers namaaz. Sometimes she attends iftaar after having her meal. In this way, she is corrupting both Islam and Hinduism, he claimed.
Dilip Ghosh responded to Nupur Sharma’s statements by saying, “How many people died following her statement?” in response to the remarks made by suspended BJP politician Nupur Sharma about the Prophet Muhammad. However, there were riots before Independence, and hundreds of people lost their lives. There was no Nupur Sharma or the BJP. The world is afraid to speak against the ideology that is behind this violence.
He said that thousands of Hindus have been killed over the ages, but the belief in Hinduism still stands with 100 crore Hindus in the country.