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Now permission denied for Yogi's meeting in Kolkata

IANS  |  Kolkata 

On a day Amit Shah's meeting was cancelled in West Bengal, said that permission for Yogi Adityanath's election meeting in South Kolkata has been withdrawn.

"Democracy is a joke in Permission cancelled at the last moment for @AmitShah Ji's rally at Once again Ji's rally permission cancelled in South Kolkata. DM & both are working as agent of ruling Trinamool Congress," Deodhar said in a tweet.

BJP sources said the local administration had withdrawn permission for Adityanath's May 15 rally in Behala's after initially giving the go-ahead.

Earlier in the day, Shah's scheduled rally in Baruipur under parliamentary constituency was cancelled after the landowner who had rented out his consent, a said here.

The land was rented out for the rally as well as for setting up a helipad.

"The landowner who had rented out the land for the meeting and also for the helipad, withdrew his permission citing that the property was earlier rented out to another political party for organising a rally," said sources privy to the development.

The saffron party alleged that they were forced to cancel the meeting due to the "autocracy" of the

"is running autocracy in Bengal. Today (Monday) was supposed to hold a rally in (Baruipur is in the Jadavpur constituency) for which we sought the permission 4-5 days ago. That time we were given a hope, but it was suddenly denied yesterday (Sunday) at 8.30 p.m.," the party said in its handle.

"This is a murder of democracy. The must take action against it," it said.



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 23:08 IST