Infamous for her anti-Hindu shenanigans, the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was greeted with the chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Varanasi by the members of Hindu Yuva Vahini as also ordinary citizens on Wednesday (March 2). Unfortunately for her, the welcome was not limited to the religious chant she has always found repulsive; she was shown black flags accompanied with the slogans of “Mamata Banerjee go back” as well.
This incident took place in the evening after the TMC matron arrived at PM Modi’s constituency in Uttar Pradesh to campaign for Akhilesh Yadav and address an audience at an election rally promoting the Samajwadi party candidate ahead of the seventh leg of the ongoing legislative assembly elections of the state in which 54 constituencies including 8 in Varanasi were scheduled to go for polls on March 3. The public rally with Akhilesh Yadav was scheduled to be held at Airhe village of Varanasi.
Numerous visuals that went viral on different social media platforms show Mamata Banerjee and her cavalcade being challenged by the livid people of Kashi by the victorious chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
In a video shared by Twitter user Hardik, police can be seen chasing some of these activists. However, one of these activists caught on camera roared, “My name is Nitish Singh. I am the City Secretary of Hindu Yuva Vahini. Today Mamata Bano, who is responsible for the genocide of Hindus in Bengal, has arrived at Kashi. By chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ aloud, we want to bring this to her notice that this Bharat is the land of Sanatan Hindus and that this is not Bengal where you can insult Hindus and go away with it. This is Uttar Pradesh.”
Social media co-convenor of the Uttar Pradesh state BJP Shashi Kumar uploaded a video showcasing the public outrage against Banerjee in the City and declared through his tweet that the Islamist-apologist leader was given a taste of her own medicine by the protesters in Varanasi. People had halted her cavalcade, showed her black flags, and startled her with the loud chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ compelling her to cancel several of her scheduled programs.”
The people of Uttar Pradesh have made it clear to Mamata Banerjee that even though a large part of West Bengal’s population, influenced by pseudo-secularism and farce liberalism, have chosen to forget the atrocities the Hindus of her state were put through, not everyone in this country has a weak memory.
This was not the first time that the people gave a befitting response to Mamata Banerjee’s Hinduphobia with ‘Jai Shri Ram’. Hindu activists have regularly done that on various occasions, even in her own state, after she had openly revealed her detestation for the chant honoring Bhagwan Ram’s victory. Goa was replete with posters screaming ‘Jai Shri Ram’ during Mamata Banerjee’s visit in October 2021.
It was an embarrassing scene when riled up by the chant, she descended from the stage without delivering a speech to the buoyant audience of Kolkata gathered at the Victoria Memorial to celebrate Parakram Diwas on Netaji’s birth anniversary, because a section of the crowd greeted her with ‘Jai Shri Ram’. Back in May 2019, she had gotten 8 people arrested in West Bengal for “hurling abuses at her”. Reportedly, the accused detainees had only greeted her with the ‘Jai Shree Ram’ slogan as her convoy passed by them in Bhatpara.
Mamata Banerjee may attempt several antics in response to the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chant but that she will only fail outside West Bengal is evident now. ‘Jai Shri Ram’ is an emotion that has begun to drive the new generation of awakened Hindus and become a force to reckon with nationally.