TMC leader Bratya Basu mocks BJP after it talks about Swami Vivekananda’s ideals

First Published Jan 12, 2021, 3:19 PM IST

 The TMC on Monday (January 11) lashed out at the BJP, accusing it of trying to evoke Bengal's icons, such as Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, for political gains.

<p>TMC leader Bratya Basu claimed that the BJP talking about Vivekananda was ironic since it “does not believe in his teachings. The BJP’s vision does not match with Vivekananda’s ideals”.<br />
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TMC leader Bratya Basu claimed that the BJP talking about Vivekananda was ironic since it “does not believe in his teachings. The BJP’s vision does not match with Vivekananda’s ideals”.
 

<p>The remarks came after the BJP organised a foot march in Kolkata to mark the religious leader’s birth anniversary.&nbsp;<br />
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The remarks came after the BJP organised a foot march in Kolkata to mark the religious leader’s birth anniversary. 
 

<p>Bratya Basu said, “The BJP is spreading misinformation about our luminaries. Have they ever spoken accurately about Chaitanya, Rabindranath, Ishwar Chandra (Vidyasagar) or any of our intellectual forefathers?”<br />
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Bratya Basu said, “The BJP is spreading misinformation about our luminaries. Have they ever spoken accurately about Chaitanya, Rabindranath, Ishwar Chandra (Vidyasagar) or any of our intellectual forefathers?”
 

<p>“The BJP is using Ramakrishna and Vivekananda’s name to win the hears of people in Bengal. They are making baseless strategies to win the Bengal polls, “he added.</p>

“The BJP is using Ramakrishna and Vivekananda’s name to win the hears of people in Bengal. They are making baseless strategies to win the Bengal polls, “he added.

<p>The minister claimed CM Mamata Banerjee had revived the legacy of Bengal’s luminaries at a time when everyone was on the verge of forgetting them.</p>

The minister claimed CM Mamata Banerjee had revived the legacy of Bengal’s luminaries at a time when everyone was on the verge of forgetting them.

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