Mamata Banerjee Launches Scathing Attack On BJP For ‘Religious Hatred’

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched yet another scathing attack on the BJP-led central government and accused it of carrying out “religious hatred politics” in India.

Banerjee questioned the Centre on why Christmas is not declared as a “national holiday”.

“Last year and earlier also I said, Why Jesus Christ’s birthday will not be declared as a national holiday? You tell me it was there earlier. Why has the BJP government withdrawn that? Everybody has sentiments. What harm have Christians done? This festival is celebrated throughout the world,” Banerjee was quoted as saying by Times Now at a Christmas carnival at Allen Park here.

“This time yes there are some problems due to COVID-19 pandemic. We have to wear masks and maintain social distancing,” the West Bengal CM added.

Banerjee also went on to question the country’s secularism under the BJP government. “Is there secularism in India? I am sorry to say, a typical religious hatred politics is going on. I want to condemn this today,” she said.

According to the National Portal of India, Christmas is a gazetted holiday.

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