[Mamata calls for boycott of tirtha tax Expressindia.com, India - Kolkata - Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has called for a boycott of tirtha kar (pilgrim tax) that over 5 lakh pilgrims going to the Gangasagar mela ... She claimed that an organisation has been distributing pamphlets which allegedly contained some derogatory remarks against Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi. She said it might lead to communal tension and the Trinamool has filed an FIR with the Park Street police station against it.
“We have been simply distributing handouts quoting Swamiji, Gandhi, Guru Nanak, Rishi Aurobindo and Ambedkar’s remarks on Islam,” said Rana Pratap Ray, general secretary of the NGO Save India Mission. “Let the TMC file 2,000 cases. We know how to fight a case in the court,” said Ray.]
Savitri Erans must gear up for preventing such misrepresentation of the views of Sri Aurobindo and see that his name is not misappropriated by vested interests. [TNM]