MASJID, MANDIR, VISHNU & SAMBIT PATRA
SAMBIT PATRA NE AB KEH DALA – हम छोड़ने वाले नहीं हैं।
- kanwar manjit singh
SAMBIT PATRA NE AB KEH DALA – हम छोड़ने वाले नहीं हैं।



"Arrey Rakh Doonga Kisi Masjid Ka Naam Bhagwan Vishnu Ke Naam Pe...Chillao Mat!"….."Tumhari Himmat Nahi Hai" 

You can have an opinion on the spate of name changes spurred/effected/executed by the ruling BJP, from turning Agra into Aggarwala, Ahmedabad into Karnawati or Faizabad into Sri Ayodhya. The Congress had done its bit by turning Curzon Road into Kasturba Gandhi Marg, and a hundred or more other such changes. 

But Sambit Patra's recent performance on Aaj Tak takes the cake, or Jalebi-Fafra. Please remember that he is the National Spokesperson of the ruling party of India.

Here are some excerpts from BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra's recent performance on Aaj Tak’s nightly theatre show, Dangal, that is only tangentially/incidentally related to topical news. 

Context - The recent rechristening of Allahabad as Prayagraj and Faizabad as Ayodhya. Anchor - Rohit Sardana.

"Jahan tak musalmaano ko target karne ka swaal hai ... kabhi Hindu ne muslamaan kya, kisi ko bhi target nahin kiya. Usi ka nateeja hai ki aap dekhiye Hindustan main humaare musalmaan bhai acche se phale-phoole hain ... aur aaj 20 se 25 pratishit sankhya unki bani hai ... 2 pratishit se 25 pratishit pahunche hain Hindustan main ... toh kaun target kar raha hai

[Hindus have never targeted Muslims. This is the reason why Muslims have flourished in the country. Their population has increased from 2 to 25 per cent].”

"Ek baat aap sun lijiye aur samajh lijiye ... yeh Hindu ka khoon paani nahin hota hai ke koi bhi shaasak aayega aur bolega ‘chalo yaar iska pehle naam badalte hain’ ... you cannot take us for granted ... koi bhi aya Mathura ka naam Islampur kar do ... Karnavati ka naam Ahmedabad kardo ... yeh sab pehle test tha ... ki agar is par kisi prakaar ka oppostion nahin hota hai ... toh phir dharam parivartan karenge ... uske baad inko daman karke rakhenge.”

Syed Asim Waqar, national spokesperson of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen, asked Patra why the party changed the name of Ekana International Stadium to Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium. He asked Patra what was the problem of the BJP with Lord Vishnu, and which historical wrong was being righted by renaming the stadium named after Lord Vishnu.

Patra said BJP had immense respect for Vajpayee who was not an individual but a "soch" (school of thought - rough translation) and then began heckling Waqar, and asked him if he was an Allah Bhakt or a Vishnu Bhakt. 

"Aap Allah ke bhakt ho ya Vishnu ke bhakt ho? he asked. When Waqar said he believed in Allah but also respected Hinduism, Patra asked him to keep quiet or else he would rename a mosque after Lord Vishnu’s name. 

"Kisi masjid ka naam main rakh dunga bhagwaan Vishnu ke naam pe, phir chillate rahoge.

To this, a visibly upset Waqar said: Tumhaari himmat nahin hai miyan...tum battameez insaan ho. [You don't have the guts, you are ill-mannered]."

"Chinta mat karo ... hum Vishnu ke bhakt hain bhaiyya ... chhodne waale nahin hain,” Patra then said. 

We leave to the readers of Punjab Today what could the National Spokesperson of the BJP have meant when he said, "Chhodne waale nahin hain"

Given Patra's reputation, and coupled with some of the stuff coming from the party, you can safely assume the worst. 

NOTE - Sambit Patra is a Government Nominee to the Board of Directors of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), a position he must have clearly earned for his expertise in oil and natural gas. 

Too many people have made claims in the past that he produces a lot of hot air with personal efforts.
 
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