Religious leaders can take the word.
Asked about the huge turnout, Mukherjee said it was the result of "the oppression" that Hindus in West Bengal are facing lately.
While the Trinamool Congress considered giving Ram Navami a skip just like any other day, the BJP decided to make the most of it: parading with swords, tridents and conch shells to drum up support for Hindu culture and heritage. "Do not use Ram Navami as your programme".
With the BJP perceived to be celebrating the occasion to make fresh inroads into the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came down heavily on the party for "appropriating festivals" and accused it of insulting the "Om" symbol by using it in political rallies.
The spiritual wedding of Goddess Sita with Lord Rama on the auspicious occasion of Sri Rama Navami was celebrated with religious fervour at Bhadrachalam. This after West Bengal BJP unit President Dilip Ghosh sent an open invitation to all his MLAs, including those of the ruling party, to take part in religious processions on the occasion of Ram Navami.
However, at a Ram Navami procession at Garia in South Kolkata, AITC leaders too led the march with the party flag. "We all chant "Om".
Banerjee also alleged that the BJP was using the "Om" symbol in their political programmes. But who has allowed the BJP to use the word? "If you want to change your party's symbol to Om then go to EC and get the symbol", she said. Is it your party's symbol?...
Mamata asked her party leaders and members to spread the message of the philosophy of Ram Navami - the triumph of good over evil.
Ram Naumi is one of the most important festivals in the Hindu Calender and today, devotees repeat the name of Rama with every breath and vow to lead a righteous life.
However, this time "comrades" meant both the CPIM and the BJP - the dark and evil forces, the conspirators and comrades-in-arms, rearing their ugly heads in Bengal.
Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and Bengal BJP leader Babul Supriyo tweeted: "Some Hindu organisations did that during RamNavami as part of their scheduled ritual".
The BJP and RSS are playing the Hindutva card in West Bengal because it worked in north India, according to Chakraborty.