Panaji: Trinamool Congress Party National Vice President Pavan Varma said that his party stands for ‘real hinduism’ while BJP is using Hindus as “puppets to get short term political gains.”
Talking to reporters in Panaji, Varma said “Unfortunately, BJP is using Hindus as puppets to get short term political gains. “
The TMC leader said that use of religion in politics to divide people is an insult to Goa, Goans and Goenkarponn (Goanness). “I want to say to you the brief point is that TMC stands for what is real hinduism, which is inclusive, tolerant, plural, accomodating and open to diversity,” he said.
“Whereas unfortunately, BJP’s form of Hinduism is a distortion Hinduism and attempt to reduce it to the lowest common denominator and to use religion for hatred, biograty, exclusion, division and violence,” he added.
Varma said that TMC stands for respect for all faiths as promised in our constitution and what is the civilisation legacy of India is that respect for all faiths.
“ When a political party like TMC says that it stands for real hinduism, it is the party which is committed to respect all faiths for harmony, inclusion, peace and social stability,” he said.
Varma said that Mamata Banerjee is motivated by the fact that elected rulers must work for the benefit of all people irrespective of religion.
He said that Mamata Banerjee’s voting percentage in West Bengal rose from 44 per cent to 49 per cent as people from all religion voted for her. Programmes that we come up with are meant for all religion.
“BJP’s attempt to show that it has monopoly on hinduism and all other pooitical parties are against hindisu is a cynical, political instrument to divide people to win elections through hatred,” he added.