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Protest Movement on Indo-Bangladesh border will stop Dhaka-Kolkata train, warns BJP

"The Maitree Express need not run if there is no Maitree (friendship)," said BJP state leader Dilip Ghosh

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Protest to address Hindu's killing in Bangladesh. Image Source: Yahoo.com
  • BJP warned of protest movement on the Indo-Bangladesh border will stop the Dhaka-Kolkata train
  • BJP leaders also ridiculed the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist over their silence on the matter
  • “The Maitree Express need not run if there is no Maitree (friendship),” said Ghosh

Due to increase in killing of Hindus in Bangladesh, BJP on Friday, July 1, warned of protest movement on the Indo-Bangladesh border and will stop the Dhaka-Kolkata train.

“We have had a good relationship with Bangladesh so far but it will remain so as long as the Hindus there live a secured life. If the brutal killings continue we will start movements in the bordering areas of Benapole and Petropole. We will also stop the Maitree Express,” said BJP State (West Bengal) President Dilip Ghosh said at the rally.

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Dilip Ghosh. Image Source: PTI

“The Maitree Express need not run if there is no Maitree (friendship),” said Ghosh adding that a state party delegation will talk to the central leadership for putting pressure on Bangladesh over the issue.

Maitree express. Image Source: TOI
Maitree express. Image Source: TOI

BJP leaders also ridiculed the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist over their silence on the matter.

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Party national secretary Rahul Sinha said, “None of the political parties in Bengal are saying anything. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should immediately raise the matter with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.” (IANS)

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Yogi Plans Grand Memorial for BJP Ideologues along the Banks of Gomti River in Lucknow

The Sthal will have statues of Sardar Patel and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ideologues, including Shyama Prasad Mukhrejee, Deen Dayal Upadhayay

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The Sthal will have statues of Sardar Patel and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ideologues, including Shyama Prasad Mukhrejee, Deen Dayal Upadhayay and former prime minister. Pixabay

The Yogi Adityanath government will build a “Rashtriya Prerna Sthal” along the banks of the Gomti River in Lucknow, dedicated to the memory of ‘nationalist’ leaders.

The Rashtriya Prerna Sthal will be developed on 82 acres of land on Hardoi road in Vasantkunj area. It will also have a city forest park.

The Sthal will have statues of Sardar Patel and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ideologues, including Shyama Prasad Mukhrejee, Deen Dayal Upadhayay and former prime minister, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

According to the government spokesman, the Sthal will also have a Jan Sabha Kendra that will accommodate over one lakh people.

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The Rashtriya Prerna Sthal will be developed on 82 acres of land on Hardoi road in Vasantkunj area. Pixabay

The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) has been directed to prepare the blueprint for the project.

A herbal garden, a multi-activity centre and a cycle track will also be a part of the project. Sources said that a butterfly and a fruit garden, food court, craft bazaar, cafe, lotus and duck lake, Yoga zone, kids play area and an open theatre are also proposed in the Sthal.

An initial instalment of Rs 50 crore has been given to start the project, though the entire cost of the project is yet to be worked out.

This is the first time that the BJP government is building a project dedicated to its ideologues.

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The Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) government had built several memorials dedicated to its ideologues includes Ambedkar and late Kanshi Ram. These include the Kanshi Ram Eco Garden, Ambedkar Park and Samajik Parivartan Sthal.

The Samajwadi Party, during their tenure, came up with the Lohia Park, Lohia Path, Janeshwar Misra Park and the Jai Prakash Narain International Centre in Lucknow.

“This will be a one-of-its-kind project that will have something for everyone. It will emerge as one of the biggest tourist attractions in the state,” said a minister who is involved in the project. (IANS)