RSS, VHP plan mega Ram Navami celebrations in Bengal

Kolkata, Apr 2: In an effort to strengthen its organisation in West Bengal and "unite" the Hindus, RSS has planned to celebrate Ram Navami on April 5 in a big way throughout the state, with support from BJP. 

"It (Ram Navami) is a religious festival but through it we plan to organize the Hindus and unite them against the fundamentalist forces," a RSS functionary here said.

"Fundamentalist forces have increased across Bengal. Several bordering districts are witnessing huge demographic imbalance due to infiltration", Bidyut Mukherjee, the organizational secretary of RSS, West Bengal and Andaman and

Nicobar Islands, told PTI. 

RSS had passed a resolution at its Coimbatore Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha expressing concern over the 'growing Jehadi activities' and the 'declining' Hindu population in West Bengal.

Expressing support to the RSS programme, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said, "We fully support such a programme to celebrate Ram Navami. It will help people to unite against the anti-national forces and vote bank politics". 

There will be more than 200 camps with yatras, public meetings and processions held across Bengal, including in the city.

Big processions and meetings will be held in North Dinajpur, Burdwan, Birbhum, Nadia, West Midnapore districts among others, he said.