“Hindu religion is for all” says Mamata Banerjee on appeasement politics

Banerjee said “I am proud of the organizations like Bharat Sevashram and Ram Krishna Mission working for the people on the ground

Kolkata: Attacking Opposition allegations of ‘appeasement politics’, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Thursday explained that her stand is to appease ‘humanity’.

Addressing a rally on the occasion of 125th Birth Anniversary of Swami Pranavananda 2020–Bharat Sevashram Sangha at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Mamata Banerjee said, “There are some people who allege that I appease Muslims. But I would say that I appease humanity.”

She said, “Hindu dharma is for all. It is not restricted to one person. It’s ‘sarbojanin’. Our dharma teaches us to open the door for all without any condition and discrimination. Our dharma is not to divide and rule. Our Dharma should be to help the poor and needy. Our dharma is humanity and there is no dharma above it. This is what we learned from Swami Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda.”

Slamming the BJP, Banerjee said, “I feel sad when I see there are people who are trying to spread a strange idea of new dharma. This strange idea of new dharma is not only trying to dominate its opinion on people but also stressing that who will stay or who will not stay. This strange idea of new dharma is stressing that what to believe and what not to believe. I think the only thing which we should believe in love and humanity. Dharma is not complete if it doesn’t teach us humanity, tolerance, and guidance to walk on the right path.”

Banerjee said “I am proud of the organizations like Bharat Sevashram and Ram Krishna Mission working for the people on the ground. I feel proud that they are spreading the message of humanity and brotherhood,”.

While speaking about why she could not visit Chicago to join Swami Vivekananda’s event, Mamata said, “Though I don’t want to I feel that I must share this today. I actually wanted to visit Chicago on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech day but the organizer later withdrew the invitation and I knew they were under pressure to take that decision. But I would like to tell those who withdrew my invitation can they stop me from visiting Ram Krishna Mission or any other event.”

Mamata wanted to go to Chicago in September 2018 but she could not make it because her invite was withdrawn by the organizer. “I wanted to visit Chicago but I could make it due to unholy conspiracy hatched by certain people,” said Mamata earlier.

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