The BJP’s West Bengal unit Saturday objected to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) authorities’s plan to watch the “Khela Hobe Divas” on August 16, stating that the Muslim League had proclaimed the Direct Motion Day on this date in 1946, which led to the killing of numerous folks.
The TMC mentioned that its authorities has already introduced it’s going to observe the day in reminiscence of the soccer lovers who had been killed throughout a match in Kolkata round 40 years in the past, and alleged that the BJP is attempting to unfold hatred across the date.
Like earlier years, the BJP will observe the day as “Paschimbanga Banchao Divas” remembering the contribution of Jana Sangh founder Shyamaprasad Mookerjee to the mixing of Bengal with India, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh informed reporters.
“On August 16, 1946, the water of the Ganga turned pink because the Muslim League’s Direct Motion Day started and the Nice Calcutta Killings occurred. It’s ironic that Mamata Banerjee provides a name for Khela Hobe Divas on that very date. What khela (recreation) does she imply to conduct?” he mentioned.
The Muslim League proclaimed August 16, 1946, because the “Direct Motion Day” to press for his or her demand for a separate Muslim-majority nation after the British leaves the Indian subcontinent. A riot started that day and numerous folks had been killed in violence often known as the “Nice Calcutta Killings”.
“Round 12,500 homes of BJP employees have been vandalised by the Trinamool Congress employees prior to now two and half months. It’s clear that the TMC activists have already began the sport,” Dilip Ghosh mentioned.
Reacting to the state BJP chief’s feedback, TMC spokesman Kunal Ghosh mentioned that Dilip Ghosh doesn’t know that the sports activities lovers of the state have been observing August 16 as “Krirapremi Divas” for a few years when blood donation camps are organised in reminiscence of the 16 folks killed in the course of the match.
Sixteen spectators had been killed in a stampede and riot throughout a Calcutta Soccer League match between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan golf equipment within the Eden Gardens on August 16, 1980.
“Mamata Banerjee solely gave extra recognition to this present day by declaring it because the ‘Khela Hobe Divas‘ when one lakh high-quality footballs made within the state will probably be distributed,” the TMC chief mentioned.
The BJP’s agenda of “making a rift and spreading hatred” on the number of August 16 will not succeed, he mentioned.
The “Kela Hobe” slogan of the TMC had turn out to be immensely fashionable in the course of the high-octane campaigning for the Meeting elections held earlier this 12 months.
Earlier this week, BJP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta tweeted: “Fascinating @MamataOfficial has declared August 16 as “Khela Hobe Divas“. It’s the day the Muslim League launched its Direct Motion Day & started the Nice Calcutta Killings in 1946. In right this moment’s West Bengal, “Khela Hobe” has come to symbolise a wave of terror assaults on opponents.”
Fascinating @MamataOfficial has declared August 16 as “Khela hobe divas”. It’s the day the Muslim League launched its Direct Motion Day & started the Nice Calcutta Killings in 1946. In right this moment’s West Bengal, “Khela Hobe” has come to symbolise a wave of terror assaults on opponents.
— Swapan Dasgupta (@swapan55) July 21, 2021
With out naming anybody, TMC chief and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday mentioned that the state authorities will observe the “Khela Hobe Divas” on August 16 in reminiscence of the soccer lovers who had been killed round 40 years in the past and people distorting its significance don’t perceive the worth of sports activities.