Mamata Banerjee slams BJP for “politicizing religion,” accuses them of being “anti-women” for omitting Sita from discourse

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee criticized the BJP for attempting to exploit religion for political gain ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. She accused the saffron party of being anti-women for focusing on Lord Ram while neglecting Goddess Sita in their religious discourse.

Mamata Banerjee slams BJP for
Mamata Banerjee slams BJP for "politicizing religion," accuses them of being "anti-women" for omitting Sita from discourse

National Desk: Addressing the TMC’s Sanhati Rally in Kolkata, which coincided with the Ram temple consecration in Ayodhya, Banerjee emphasized Bengal’s role in upholding secularism and inclusivity in India. She stated her opposition to politicizing religion for electoral benefits, saying, “I have no objection against those worshipping Lord Ram, but object to interference with the food habits of people.”

The rally, starting from Hazra More and culminating at Park Circus crossing, showcased Banerjee’s commitment to interfaith harmony, as she was accompanied by religious leaders from various communities and party members.

Banerjee’s sharpest criticism was directed at the BJP’s selective religious focus. “They talk about Lord Ram, but what about Goddess Sita? She was by his side throughout his exile. They don’t speak about her as they are anti-women. We are worshippers of Goddess Durga, so they should not try to lecture us about religion,” she asserted.