FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Agartala, January 24 : Describing India as a beautiful flower garden the Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar expressed concern over recent attempts to destroy it. He was speaking after iugurating the annual flower exhibition cum competition organised by Horticulture Society of Tripura at Rabindra Kan. A large number of participants attended the exhibition with different kind of flowers.
Pointing to the exhibits he said a garden become beautiful when many kind and species of flowers are there. Here he compared India with a flower garden and said it is beautiful because it is decorated with many kinds of people who speaks in different language, practice different religion, belongs to different cast and creed. He said India is beautiful because there are differences in their dress, culture and food habit.
He expressed concern over the attempt to destroy the kaleidoscope and said a section is trying to preach that only the Hindus will live in this country and even saying that if the Muslims, Christians, Buddhists or Sikhs are to live here they will have to be Hindu. He said in last 20 months non-Hindus and their place of warships were attacked in various places with a threat to become Hindu and said it is a dangerous trend.
He urged the people to come forward to safe guard the social garden with a secular mind. ‘We will loss the special interest we draw in the intertiol are if this fabric is lost’, he commented.
Though did not me anyone his main target was the BJP, the RSS and its various Hindutva organisations about which he is always critical. He seem to be worried with the growing initiative of the party in power in the centre to expand its organisatiol base in the country’s only left ruled state.