first_imgSAGAR ISLAND: Mahant Gyan Das, the chief priest of Kapil Muni Ashram in Sagar Island, wants to see Mamata Banerjee as the Prime Minister of India. He was addressing a gathering at Sagar Island here on Friday afternoon.He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is dividing the society on the basis of religion and is inciting one community against the other. Mahant has been visiting Sagar Island ahead of the holy dip by the pilgrims. “The Prime Minister is dividing the society on the basis of caste, creed and religion and inciting one group against the other. This is not our culture. Our culture teaches us to maintain peace and harmony. People belonging to different religions are staying in India for generations and any attempt to divide the society will be detrimental. If our Didi (Banerjee) becomes the Prime Minister there will be peace, prosperity and development and people in the country will live happily,” the chief priest said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe also said that BJP is bringing in Ram to do politics. “Whenever there is an election they say that Ram Mandir will be constructed just to win votes. They said this in 2014 and once the government was formed no attempt was made to construct the temple. If voted to power, Didi will construct Ram temple herself,” he added. Das had voiced his protest against the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday as well, saying that it has failed to deliver its promise regarding the construction of Ram Mandir. The chief priest came down heavily on BJP, saying that the party ‘has been using Lord Ram for narrow politics’. The Chief Minister is on a visit to Gangasagar to oversee the arrangements ahead of the Mela. During her trip to the district she met the priest and held a media interaction on Wednesday. “Didi becoming the Prime Minister is in the nation’s interest. Ram Mandir would be constructed if someone like her becomes Prime Minister. It is the desire of the sages and saints of India to see Ram temple. BJP only promises it before elections but forgets later,” Das said.last_img