Thackerays anti-Bihari campaign highlighted at Durga Puja pandal in PatnaOctober 9th, 2008 - 10:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay Kumar
Kadamkuan (Patna), Oct.9 (ANI): The Puja Pandal erected at Kadamkuan in Patna had highlighted the controversy in Mumbai sparked of by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.
The Amarnath Prasad, a cartoonist, who had put up cut outs for display, said: We want to pass on a message through this platform over the wrong perception some politicians have about Biharis and Hindi speaking people in our country. It is absolutely wrong and some people are trying to show its prominence by using wrong means,” said Amarnath Prasad, the cartoonist.
Raj Thackeray, founder of Maharashtra Navanirmana Sena, was shown holding a stick in his hand and looked all set to beat up Hindi speaking people out of Maharashtra.
A cut out of Union Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav was put up which showed him accepting a challenge to perform Chatt Puja in Maharasthra.
There was also a statue of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh standing quietly in a corner with no comments.
Visitors to the pandal expressed concern that politicians were provoking public sentiments and creating regional differences.
“It was good to come here. We people have been affected by floods. We never threaten others who come from other States. Therefore, we are passing this message for the Government to make a note,” said Ranjeet Kumar, another visitor at Kadamkuan Puja Pandal.
Visitors to the Pandal appreciated the efforts of the organizers and particularly of cartoonist Amarnath Prasad.
The final day of Durga Puja was marked on Thursday. (ANI)
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