Is BJP targeting Sikhs to vilify TMC?

News Desk: The All India Trinamool Congress received severe criticism after a video of ‘Nabanno Chalo’ protest got circulated on social media. The video showed a policeman dragging a Sikh man towards the van and during the scuffle his turban fell down. The Bharatiya Janata Party gave a communal colour to this incident and accused the ruling party of hurting the religious sentiments of the Sikhs.

On this chief minister Mamata Banerjee said “Our Sikh brothers and sisters live in West Bengal in perfect peace and harmony, in happiness and tranquility, with respect from all of us for their faith and practices”

The Home Department tweeted “A recent incident when one isolated individual got caught with one illegally carried firearm amidst agitationists in an agitation that was not authorized is now being twisted out of context, being distorted, and being given communal colors in fractious and partisan interest”

Now a question arises here is that “Is BJP targeting Sikhs to vilify TMC?” 

The Bharatiya Janata Party is already in the bad books of people after the passing of harmful farm bills. On top of that the increase in rape cases in Uttar Pradesh, especially the Hathras gang rape incident made things worse for BJP. Question have been raised on women safety under BJP rule. The chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee before this incident setup Dalit Sahitya Academy to promote Dalit literature. And during the protest against this injustice her strong words “Today I am a Dalit” created a positive impact and somewhere BJP felt that they lost some Hindu votes. So to make things equal the arch rival used this video to vilify the TMC government and gain support of Sikh before the upcoming 2021 elections in West Bengal.

The Sikh groups rallied to protest the humiliation faced by the Sikh man Balwinder Singh, i.e., the man whose turban fell down. At the rally they chanted  “CM Mamata Banerjee please explain why the turban of a Sikh has been pulled by your police. You should explain or leave the chair”