Kolkata: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday held a sant sammelan in Kolkata. The objective of the meet was to find a way to help Hindus and finding ways for them so their voice could be heard. Many resolutions were passed in the summit, of which one was to put tilak on Bengal Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim.
The another resolution passed was that only Hindus should be appointed as the head of every committee of a Hindu place of worship and non-Hindu cannot be taken as its heads. The decision has come after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently gave the charge of the chairman of the Tarakeshwar Development Board (TDB) in Hooghly district to the Bengal Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim.
The opposition has called the decision as a politics of appeasement. Tarakeshwar temple, which is a famous 288-year-old Shiva temple comes under the board’s care takers head.
“We firmly believe that if he is being made the head of a Hindu temple he should not object to a tilak. We have directed all Bajrang Dal members to put tilak on him wherever he is spotted,” Sourish Mukherjee, spokesperson of Bengal leg of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, reports ScoopWhoop News.
They also focussed on uniting different castes, “Irrespective of caste, creed, and political affiliations, all Hindus should unite to protect their own interest and for their security,” said Mukherjee.