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Those trying to stop 'rath yatra' will get crushed: BJP leader

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A of the BJP's unit said on Saturday that those trying to stop the party's scheduled 'yatra' in the state "will get crushed under the wheels of the chariot", drawing criticism from the ruling

Locket Chatterjee, the saffron party's Mahila Morcha president, also said that the 'yatra' is being organised to restore democracy in the state.

is set to kick off three 'yatras' - which will cover all 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in Bengal - on December 5, 7 and 9.

At the conclusion of the 'yatra', the party plans to hold a massive rally in Kolkata which is likely to be addressed by

"The main purpose of the is to restore democracy in We have said this earlier too that the heads of those who try to stop the 'rath yatra' will get crushed under the wheels of the chariot," Chatterjee told reporters after attending a party meet at district.

Condemning Chatterjee's comment, said BJP leaders are making provocative statements to disturb peace and stability of the state.

"The BJP's main aim is to push its communal agenda in Bengal. That is why they are making these provocative comments. But the people of Bengal will defeat the divisive of the BJP," Chatterjee said.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 17:10 IST