The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the opposition BJP had organised processions to celebrate Ram Navami in various parts of the state, with the saffron party dubbing the rallies as a first step towards "uniting the Hindus" of Bengal. "Where is the circular?" he had asked.
Heavy police force was deployed on Tuesday in the Raniganj area of Burdwan West district, a day after clashes broke out between two groups over a Ram Navami procession. Rallies have been successful as common people in huge numbers joined the rally. "We are monitoring the situation; will take stern action as per law", Ms Chatterjee told The Hindu. However, when contacted the state VHP president Sachindranath Singha he denied all the allegations.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee directed the DGP to instruct all superintendents of police to take strong action against those who carried arms in the rallies.
Condemning the incidents of violence, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asserted that such behaviour was unacceptable in her state, and said her government would strongly deal with each miscreant.
On the occasion of Rama Navami, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and several other leaders conveyed their greetings to the nation.
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday relaxed curfew after over a week in Bhadrak town and nearby areas for Ram Navami celebrations. Hindu religion has been practised by millions since ages. A while ago, when distinguished dignitaries of all ASEAN countries were here (in India) on 26 January, they were accompanied by cultural troupes from their respective countries. "What we have seen yesterday is because of one political party". "I am sorry to say", she said. "Some unidentified people have come here from outside..." We celebrate Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Ganpati puja peacefully.