Hanuman Jayanti: BJP, VHP celebrate in temples; TMC takes out colourful rallies

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After the tension sparked off by violence in Asansol, there is celebration in West Bengal. While the BJP and the VHP celebrated Hanuman Jayanti in temples, the Trinamool Congress carried out colourful rallies in various parts of West Bengal amid tight security.

Tight security has been enforced in violence-hit West Bengal following violence in Asansol that took place during the Ram Navami procession last week.

The ruling TMC took out colourful processions and organised Hanuman puja in various parts of the state. Senior party leaders and ministers were seen taking part in the celebrations.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) kept their Hanuman Jayanti celebrations a low-key affair with small-scale programmes at temples and mutts.

The saffron brigade had decided to keep the Hanuman Jayanti celebrations low-profile in view of widespread violence in various parts of the state over Ram Navami celebrations earlier this week.

State VHP president Sachindranath Singha had said major Hanuman Jayanti rallies might lead to more problems in the state.

“Only last week, we had huge Ram Navami celebrations, which at some places also led to violence. Now, taking out rallies on Hanuman Jayanti will send a wrong message,” he had said.

The police have put in place elaborate arrangements across the state to avoid any untoward incident during the Hanuman Jayanti celebrations.

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