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Mamata's dictatorship in Bengal, says BJP as permission denied to Shah's rally

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP on Monday hit out at the government in West Bengal, alleging the has replaced democracy with her "dictatorship" after the denied permission to a rally by its

Shah was scheduled to hold a rally in Jadhavpur Monday but the denied permission for it last night and also withdrew its nod to the landing of Shah's chopper in the constituency, told reporters here.

He urged the to take cognizance of the development, saying the wants to to reduce the poll panel to a mute spectator.

"This is murder of democracy. The EC should take cognizance of the matter. If important leaders are not allowed to hold rallies then what is the meaning of elections," Javadekar said.

He said the administration has been denying permission to Shah's poll programmes and events of other important BJP leaders.

Banerjee's dictatorship is on full play in the state, he said, criticising the and

He asserted that the denial of permission reflected her frustration over the growing support for the BJP, claiming that people who had elected her earlier are determined to defeat her.

Javadekar also slammed the for arresting a BJP youth-wing work for sharing a social media post, which mocked Banerjee, saying TMC leaders like have shared "uglier" posts but no action was taken against them.

Earlier Monday, said his party will hold protests against the denial of permission for Shah's rally.

"It is unfortunate that the EC has become a mute spectator to all this and also use of violence by the TMC in the state," he said.

He alleged the ruling party in Bengal was using undemocratic means to target the BJP.

Nine seats will go to polls in the last phase of the in

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 12:30 IST