Prayer before polls
Anubrata Mondal, the Birbhum district chief of the Trinamul Congress, organised a mega yajna at Kankalitala, a popular Kali temple, in Bolpur on Wednesday.
Sources said the Trinamul Congress had spent over Rs 10 lakh to organise the yajna where around 1.5 quintals of logs were used. The yajna was followed by a lunch for around 4,000 people.
Party insiders said the yajna was organised to pray for a “grand victory for Trinamul” in the coming Assembly polls.
The event was also used as a platform to connect with Hindu priests and groups of kirtan (religious song) singers.
Mondal had earlier organised a conference of priests and distributed drums and percussion instruments to 4,000 kirtan groups in the district.