Dilip Ghosh responds to Amartya Sen's Kolkata culture comment, says 'Jai Shri Ram' chanted in every village of Bengal

Kolkata: Taking a jibe at Amartya Sen, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Saturday said that he has no knowledge of Bengali culture and people of Bengal do not agree with him. "Amartya Sen probably doesn't know Bengal. Does he know about Bengali or Indian culture? Jai Shri Ram is chanted in every village. Now entire Bengal says it", he said.

 Dilip Ghosh responds to Amartya Sens Kolkata culture comment, says Jai Shri Ram chanted in every village of Bengal

File image of Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh. News18

He further said that the people of Bengal do not agree with him and by giving votes to the BJP, people have shown their consent to the Jai Shri Ram slogan. The Nobel laureate had on Friday said that Jai Shri Ram slogan is nowadays used "to beat up people" across the country and has no association with Bengali culture.

"I have not heard Jai Shri Ram, before (in this way). It is now used to beat up people. I think it has no association with Bengali culture," said Sen, while speaking at a public gathering in Jadavpur University. He also said that he has never heard of Ram Navami being celebrated in the state before, asserting that it has now gained popularity.

Updated Date: Jul 06, 2019 17:31:38 IST