Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dared West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to arrest him for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’, a day after three people were taken into police custody in Ghatal Lok Sabha seat for allegedly mouthing the slogan as her convoy passed by.
A video showing Banerjee fuming at some villagers in West Midnapore district for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ along a highway on Saturday afternoon has gone viral on social media.
Addressing a rally here, the prime minister also slammed CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury for his “derogatory” remarks against Ramayana and Mahabharata.
“It has become a fashion for communists to use derogatory language against Hindu religion,” he said.
Yechury recently branded religious epics Ramayana and Mahabharata as specimens of Hindu violence.
The Ramayana and Mahabharata are “filled with instances of violence,” the CPI(M) leader had said.