Kolkata: Dressed within the conventional Bengali apparel dhoti-kurta, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on October 22 gentle a ceremonial lamp in Delhi to inaugurate Durga Puja festivities throughout the nation. The day marks Sasthi, the sixth day of ‘Devi Paksh’ […]
Kolkata: Dressed within the conventional Bengali apparel dhoti-kurta, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on October 22 gentle a ceremonial lamp in Delhi to inaugurate Durga Puja festivities throughout the nation. The day marks Sasthi, the sixth day of ‘Devi Paksh’ fortnightly of the Bengali almanac and the primary massive day of the festivities.
With Union Minister Babul Supriyo by his facet, it’s from the identical platform that Modi will ship the ‘Puja Ki Baat’ speech for the nation.
The Bengal unit of the BJP has invited Sourav Ganguly’s spouse Dona Ganguly and her troupe to carry out on the inauguration programme at Jap Zonal Cultural Middle (EZCC) in Salt Lake, Kolkata, the place the celebration would host, in fairly an unprecedented method, a full-fledged Durga Puja of its personal. The inauguration of this puja would coincide with the Prime Minister’s programme in New Delhi.
The inclusion of Dona, a reputed Odissi danseuse, within the programme, has added gas to the hypothesis of Sourav Ganguly, Bengal’s very personal Dada, being projected as BJP’s face in Bengal within the upcoming 2021 state polls in opposition to Mamata Banerjee. Each Ganguly and the celebration’s erstwhile president, Amit Shah, have rubbished that chance previously.
What’s additionally left the BJP’s Bengal unit clearly divided is its determination to organise a Durga Puja, albeit within the official banner of its cultural cell. Whereas BJP Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh had beforehand brushed apart the potential of the celebration organising the puja on grounds that such a transfer goes in opposition to the mandate of a political celebration, his present indisposition as a hospitalised Covid 19 affected person leaves him with the helplessness of getting to undergo the ignominy of his stand getting overridden by the faction at the moment calling the photographs.
Sarcastically, Ghosh is housed at a medical facility, AMRI Salt Lake unit, which is at a stone’s throw distance from EZCC the place BJP could be internet hosting its puja extravaganza.
“I used to be personally in opposition to the transfer and requested Shiv Prakash-ji to desert the mission. We had been opposing Mamata Banerjee’s transfer in Calcutta Excessive Courtroom to facilitate Durga Puja within the time of Pandemic, and but we ended up making the identical mistake. We might have simply accomplished the puja within the digital mode and restricted public entry however my opinion appears to have fallen on deaf ears,” regretted a senior BJP chief of the state who didn’t want to be named.
“We might have used the chance and hit the ball for a sixer. As a substitute, we ended up nicking the ball and provided a catch within the slips,” he rued.
The celebration has additionally lined up numerous cultural organisations, city bands and folks artists, to carry out at EZCC throughout all 5 days of the puja with bodily entry to crowd, in line with sources throughout the celebration.
However with the endorsement of the celebration’s high brass in Delhi and Prime Minister Modi deciding to be part of the extravaganza, such variations are aberrations greatest ignored.