December 25, 2014
Religious conversion is a mental pollution: WB CM
Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hit out at the Centre for choosing Christmas to observe Good Governance Day, saying she “strongly disagreed” with the idea. The ‘ghar wapsi’ campaign also came under sharp criticism at a St Xavier’s College programme.
After wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, WB CM said, “Our country is vast but secular. Why should there be a religious divide? Would anybody like to go to work on Ashtami during Durga Puja? Christmas is a festival of joy, peace and humanity.”
“I strongly disagree when someone says Christmas should be observed as Good Governance Day. This is not right. When I am in the chair I cannot discriminate on the basis of religion, caste or creed. Our unity is our strength,” she added.
Everyday is Good Governance Day, said the Chief Minister. She also said that religious conversion is not a solution, it is a mental pollution.