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KOLKATA: Bengal BJP’s inside rift surfaced once more over the problem of organising Durga Puja beneath the banner of the celebration.
Whereas the state president Dilip Ghosh mentioned it will be a single-day occasion and never Puja, the celebration leaders concerned in organising the occasion mentioned the Goddess will likely be worshipped following all rituals for 4 days.
BJP’s state observer Kailash Vijayvargiya and nationwide vp Mukul Roy had been seen busy organising the non secular pageant in full swing.
A day after BJP leaders introduced the choice to organise the Puja, Ghosh mentioned, “It is not going to be a puja. BJP’s job will not be organising puja. There will likely be a one-day occasion the place Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tackle by way of a particular webcast titled Puja Ki Baat.”
Nonetheless, state vp Jayprakash Majumdar mentioned it will be the celebration’s puja that will likely be celebrated for 4 days following all rituals.
BJP’s transfer to organise the puja in Salt Lake is alleged to be first of its variety within the current historical past of Bengal’s non secular festivals and seems to be an try and woo the electorates forward of 2021 Meeting elections.
The venue would be the Jap Zonal Cultural Centre’s constructing which is beneath the Union Ministry of Tradition.
In the meantime, BJP has denied that there was any political motive behind the announcement that Dona Ganguly, spouse of Saurav Ganguly, will peform on the puja.
The previous Indian cricket skipper has been rumored as potential face for BJP within the state.
As a part of its technique to attach with the plenty through the festive season, the saffron celebration has made preparations to live-stream Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tackle to the folks of the state, sources mentioned.
Based on the sources, Modi’s digital tackle on ‘Maha Sasthi’ — which marks the start of the five-day pageant — will set the tone for Durga puja this yr.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji’s tackle will likely be streamed stay at EZCC in addition to 10 different puja pandals throughout the state. The names of the ten pandals are but to be finalized,” BJP state vice-president Partap Banerjee mentioned.
The celebration will even arrange large screens in a number of elements of the state to broadcast his speech.
Eyes set on Meeting elections, prone to held in April-Could subsequent yr, each the TMC and the BJP are going all out to woo folks and strengthen their vote banks.
With the BJP’s energy having elevated manifold over the previous few years in Bengal, the place it has by no means been in energy, celebration leaders have expressed confidence that the saffron surge will finish Mamata Banerjee’s decade-long rule within the state.
(With PTI Inputs)