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BJP's WB chief dares TMC to stop his party's rath yatra programme

Press Trust of India  |  Coochbehar (WB) 

BJP Thursday accused the government of trying to scuttle the voice of the opposition and dared it to stop his party's 'rath yatra' programme in the state.

He said the BJP has full faith in the judiciary and has moved court seeking permission for the 'rath yatra' programme scheduled to start from here on Friday.

"From our past experiences we knew that we won't be granted permission for the programme. That is why we had approached the nearly a month back for police permission. But they kept on delaying the matter and now at the last moment they are denying us the permission," Ghosh said.

The BJP moved the on Wednesday claiming the administration and the police were not responding to its applications for permission to take out three rallies in the state from December 7.

(BJP) is scheduled to kickstart the party's 'Save Democracy Rally', comprising three 'rath yatra', in the state.

Ghosh said the do not have the constitutional right to decline the permission for holding a political programme.

Every political party has the right to conduct its programme, he said.

"Who are they (TMC) to stop us," Ghosh asked, adding, "The intention of the TMC is to create a controversy and an untoward situation, so that they can put blame on us. But we won't fall into their trap."

He alleged that in various parts of the state the BJP workers are being threatened by goons associated with the TMC.

"They (the TMC) are trying hard to stop our cadres from attending the rath yatra," he alleged.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 15:10 IST