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November 26, 2015

Sudip Bandyopadhyay bats for tolerance in Lok Sabha

Speaking in Lok Sabha during a special sitting to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, the leader of the party in Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandyopadhyay today asked the Prime Minister to rise to the occasion and act against the incidents of intolerance in the country.

“Every citizen have the right to practice their own religion. Few incidents are sending out a negative image of the country,” he said.

The Kolkata Uttar MP added, “People like Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, A R Rahman, Mithun Chakraborty are feeling unsafe in their own country. We must find the cause.”

“This is the country of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Deb and Swami Vivekananda. We must show tolerance. Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa said ‘Joto Mot, Toto Poth’ (As Many Opinions, That Many Ways). We must respect this spirit,” said Sudip Banerjee.

He also showered praises on Dr BR Ambedkar, the chief architect of our Constitution who was elected to the Constituent Assembly from Bengal. He said Ambedkar was a revivor of Buddhism in India and a social engineer.

We should unequivocally lodge our protests from the Parliament against the incidents of intolerance, Sudip Bandyopadhyay advised the Prime Minister while concluding his speech.


Full transcript of his speech here