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  Metros   Kolkata  11 Sep 2017  TMC rubbishes Piyush Goyal communalism remark

TMC rubbishes Piyush Goyal communalism remark

Published : Sep 11, 2017, 3:00 am IST
Updated : Sep 11, 2017, 3:00 am IST

Mr Goyal said on Saturday that in an attempt to appease a section of society the CM was stopping a community from celebrating it’s religious festival.

Piyush Goyal  (Photo: PTI)
 Piyush Goyal (Photo: PTI)

Kolkata: The Trinamul Congress on Sunday took a dig at Union minister Piyush Goyal for his remark that the West Bengal government was indulging in communalism, saying it is the BJP that “flips between blatant communalism” and “political vandalism”.

“What is Piyush Goyal talking about? In Bengali we have a saying ‘chorer mayer boro gola’ (mother of thieves shout the loudest). Most communal making the loudest noise,” Derek O’Brien, chief national spokesperson of TMC, said in a statement.

Slamming the state government, Mr Gotyal had on Saturday said, “In an attempt to appease a section of the society the government is trying to stop one community from celebrating its religious festival. This must stop forthwith.”

Mr Goyal’s comments came in response to a question about the recent remark of state education minister Partha Chatterjee that the Centre was trying to saffronise education. 

Ms Banerjee announced last month there would not be any immersion of Goddess Durga’s idol on October 1, the scheduled day of Muharram. The immersion will resume on October 2. 

Tags: piyush goyal, trinamul congress, partha chatterjee
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]