In what is called as a major self goal, the chief minister of West Bengal landed herself in an embarrassing situation after the statement released by the MEA proved the she lied blatantly to woe the Hindus.
Appeasing the Hindus has been included in the timetable of several political parties like Congress as 2019 Lok Sabha elections are approaching. Similar tactic was followed by Mamata Banerjee as she said that she was all set to attend Chicago to celebrate the 125 anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech of 19th century that literally revived Hinduism.
But she complained that due to an unholy conspiracy, she was stopped from attending the World Hindu Conference that was held at Chicago. But the statement of MEA punctured the lie of Mamata Banerjee.
The External Affairs Ministry’s (MEA) Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on September 12th said that the government did not receive any request for clearance for her visit. “We did not receive any request for clarification regarding the visit of Ms. Mamata Banerjee to Chicago for the event. The reports about the denial of permission are, therefore, not true”, was the statement of Mr Raveesh Kumar from MEA.
The West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier tried to mislead the people by saying that because of “an unholy conspiracy, she was stopped from visiting Chicago”.
On 10th of September Mamata Banerjee had alleged “Swami Vivekananda went to and delivered his speech. I wished to attend a program on Swami Ji at the same hall in Chicago where he had delivered his speech. Consider it as my hard luck, I could not reach that place”. She added “An unholy conspiracy was going on to stop me from visiting Chicago. It was an invitation from Ramakrishna Mission and I know that the Mission was threatened and pressurized to cancel the program. This incident created a permanent scar in my mind and I was very hurt”.
Mamata Banerjee didn’t even spare Swami Vivekananda to score a political point. This is because she is fighting a lost battle, thus she is adopting all types of tactics no matter how much she hates Hindus.