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BJP chief vows to take out Bengal Rath Yatra 'democratically'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Hours after the High Court declined permission to the BJP from holding a 'Yatra' in West Bengal, Shah on Friday vowed to hold the procession democratically after the court permits it.

The (BJP) national president, who will be visiting on Saturday, also hit out at saying she was "scared".

"is scared of BJP's growth in that's why she has denied permission for the Yatra in the state.

"I can understand her fear (of declining public support). But I have no solution for it... This is the public's decision... to support the BJP," he said.

He clarified that the yatra "has been postponed temporarily and not cancelled". "The yatra will happen ater the court permission and we shall even go to the Supreme Court," he said.

"There is no reason to stop the yatra because in all of our yatras there has been no report of communal tensions and violence," he said addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here.

Taking a dig at the in the state for a collapsing law and order situation, Shah said the rate of violence in the state has increased under Banerjee.

"Where earlier one used to hear Rabindra Sangeet, now we hear bomb blasts.

Toll of violence "has been the highest under the BJP alone has suffered 20 casualties", he said, adding, "Governance has collapsed in and people there are looking for change."

Despite the situation, the said his party has not pressed for President's Rule. Buoyed by the growing support in the state, Shah said: "Those confident of winning does not seek rule. We are going to win in in the Lok Sabha polls."

He said BJP had sought permission for three rallies in West Bengal ahead of the

"We have also sent reminders and the processes have been on since October but we have not got any permissions so far," he said.

"She knows that these rallies will give BJP a big surge in the state and there is a concerted effort to stifle democratic processes in the West Bengal. Democracy, in fact, is being murdered in West Bengal."



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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 15:30 IST