Monday, March 15, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Mamata attends annual meet of dalit sect in Bengal

Mamata attends annual meet of dalit sect in Bengal

Barasat (WB), March 14, 2010

In a bid to reach out to the Matuas, a Dalit community in West Bengal,
Railway minister Mamata Banerjee this evening went to their annual
religious meet at Bongaon in North 24 Parganas district in a special

Banerjee, who sought the blessings of their religious head after
reaching Thakurnagar locality, earlier had got honorary membership of
Sara Bharat Matua Maha Sangha, a forum consisting well-wishers from
within the sect as well as outside.

The Trinamool Congress supremo, who was accompanied by the local MLA,
also took 'prasad' after offering prayer at the main temple, having
idol of the founder of the sect.

Banerjee promised every possible help to the members of the sect who
had mostly migrated from Bangladesh after partition.

Over two lakh devotees were attending the religious meet which began
on Saturday.

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