A Kolkata auditorium cancelled a booking for an RSS programme. Chief Mohan Bhagwat was to the chief guest of the programme. RSS alleged that Mamata Banerjee cancelled the programme to “appease jihadi elements”.
The slugfest between saffron organisations and the West Begal government turned bitter on Tuesday after a state-owned auditorium in Kolkata cancelled the booking for a programme in which RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was to be present as chief guest.
“To take vengeance on RSS, Mamata Banerjee cancelled the event of Sister Nivedita Mission Trust, which is working among poor and destitute women,” RSS media coordinator Manmohan Vaidya said. The RSS functionary alleged that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had done so to “appease jihadi elements”. “Mamata’s knee-jerk responses are to appease jihadi elements who have infiltrated the state, upon which she built her political base,” Vaidya said.