BJP denied permission to hold 'Rath Yatra' in West Bengal

ANIMESH SRIVASTAVA 06/12/2018 17:29 PM

New Delhi, Dec 6: The permission to carry out a ‘Rath Yatra’ from Cooch Behar district of Bengal by BJP President Amit Shah has been denied by the Calcutta High Court.

Moving to the High Court, BJP yesterday had complained about the West Bengal administration and police for not responding to their applications seeking permission to carry out three rallies in West Bengal from Dec 7.

Responding to that, the state government said that the proposed ‘Rath Yatra’ could create communal tension and harm the religious harmony while the BJP argued that the rallies will be peaceful. BJP counsel Anindya Mitra said that the party will hold a peaceful rally, but that it was the duty of the state government to maintain law and order.

The BJP President is scheduled to start ‘Save Democratic Rally’ in the state on Friday.  The BJP campaign is scheduled to begin from Coochbehar district in the on Dec 7, from Kakdwip in the South 24 Parganas district on Dec 9, and from the Tarapith temple in Birbhum district on Dec 14.

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