Bharatiya Janata Party leader Dilip Ghosh stirred up controversy by remarking that people across India must say say â€˜Bharat Mata ki Jaiâ€™ and â€˜Jai Sri Ramâ€™ or be â€˜historyâ€™.
â€œGujarat to Guwahati, Kashmir to Kanyakumari, people must say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' & 'Jai Sri Ram'. Whoever opposes will be history,â€ said Ghosh in a public meeting in North 24 Parganas district.Â
Ghosh is BJP state president for West Bengal.Â
Hitting out at the ruling Trinamool Congress, He said, â€œYou are showing your power here. You are resorting to extortion. BJP is there throughout the country. Â It has 11 crore members.â€
Slamming Ghosh TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said that it is BJP which will be relegated to history.
â€œThey (BJP) do not know anything about history. They are only trying to incite people by misusing religion,â€ he said adding no other BJP leaders in the state had spoken in such language.
The TMC leader said â€œHe (Dilip Ghosh) is talking about 11 crore BJP members, but there are another 110 crore population in the country who will not allow BJP to fulfil itâ€™s dream.â€
â€œThey (BJP) may try to incite the people in the state but the people are with Mamata,â€ he added.
(With Inputs from PTI)