KOLKATA 12 JAN: Ahead of the Assembly elections 2021 in Bengal, both Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool Congress have made Swami Vivekananda’s birthday as their tool to garner votes in the state, as on Tuesday both the parties took out rallies and processions to mark the birth anniversary of the monk.
On Tuesday, both the parties took out rallies and processions to mark the birth anniversary of the respected monk.
TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee took out a rally from Golpark to Dakshinapan in South Kolkata, to celebrate the birth anniversary of the monk. Similarly, even BJP leaders took out a rally at Shimla Street in North Kolkata for the same.
Abhisekh Banerjee, said, “If they respect Swamiji, then the Prime Minister should have snatched the microphone from the U.S. president Donald Trump. When he pronounced Vivekananda’s name wrong. And should have corrected him.”
The BJP procession was led by Suvendu Adhikari . He reached Vivekananda’s home in north Kolkata’s Shimla Street on Tuesday early morning.
According to Dilip Ghosh, BJP state president, the ideals of Swami Vivekananda needs to be preached, rather than show off. Although, Trinamool Congress leaders tried to uphold the value of Swamiji, but they failed to practice the essence of Swamiji’s learning.
Notably, a towering spiritual philosopher, Vivekananda, was born in 1863 in Kolkata. In addition, he is credited for popularising the Vedantic ideas.
Even, Governor Jagdeep Dhankar took to Twitter and shared his thought.
Here is a tweet by Dhankhar on this regard
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also paid her tributes to Swamiji. According to Banerjee , Vivekananda’s message of peace and universal brotherhood carries utmost relevance.
Here is Banerjee’s tweet on this regard.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha, said the spirit that the great saint imparted to the world is eternal.
Here is a tweet of Chowdhury on this regard.
From morning various processions, road shows and rallies were organised in various parts of the state. Both, by BJP and TMC to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.