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BJP to protest against Bengal govt’s decision denying permit for ‘rath yatras’

The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to take out rallies across West Bengal to protest against the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress government’s decision to deny permission for its rath yatra.

The BJP on Monday organized a ‘Save Democracy Campaign’ in Arambagh area of Hooghly District. The BJP leaders have also threatened to organize a “civil disobedience” campaign in West Bengal if they were stopped from holding the protest rallies.

“We will go to the masses and inform them about undemocratic inform the masses about the undemocratic atmosphere p atmosphere prevailing in the state, said state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said at a Press Conference in Kolkata.

Union Textile Minister, Smriti Irani pointed guns towards the state government and said ‘it seems like state government is afraid to see the voices of democracy coming together across the state’.

The Bhartiya Janata Party on Monday also moved to Calcutta High Court with a fresh writ petition against West Bengal Government’s denial of permission to BJP ‘Rath Yatra’ in the state. The BJP moved to a division bench of the Calcutta High Court after a single-judge bench refused permission to the party to hold the yatra.

Earlier after denying Permission to the Yatra, BJP Chief Amit Shah also slammed Mamata Banerjee led TMC Government in the State. He said ‘We will definitely carry out all ‘yatra‘, nobody can stop us’.

BJP’s original Yatra Schedule was to take out three rallies titled ‘Save Democracy rally’ in West Bengal, which would have begun from Coochbehar in the north on December 7, from Kakdwip in the South 24 Parganas district on December 9 and from the Tarapith temple in Birbhum district on December 14.

These ‘yatras’ are planned to be concluded with a big rally in Kolkata which is slated to be to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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