Hanuman Jayanti: TMC takes out colourful processions; BJP, VHP keep celebrations low-key after Ram Navami violence

Kolkata: Hanuman Jayanti was celebrated across West Bengal on Saturday amid tight security.

The ruling Trinamool Congress (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.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The 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 on Friday 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.

"We will keep a tab on any suspicious movement. No one will be allowed to take out armed rallies," a senior police officer said.

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Updated Date: Mar 31, 2018 14:53:31 IST

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