Kolkata: BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha lashed out at the ruling party over the issue of the Calcutta High Court denying permission to BJP’s rath yatra. He said, “The court has fallen victim to the TMC’s conspiracy. They have wrongly presented the matter to the court.”
Rahul Sinha also said, “We still have time. We will of course go to the Supreme Court. This happened several times in the past too. The court first gives one verdict and later on changes its stand.”
The Calcutta High Court on Thursday denied permission to BJP president Amit Shah’s proposed ‘rath yatra’ from Cooch Behar after the state government said that the rally might cause communal tension in the district.
“BJP’s Coochbehar rath yatra stands deferred till next date of hearing on January 9, 2019,” the high court said.
State’s advocate general Kishore Dutta had told the court that the Cooch Behar superintendent of police refused permission for the BJP president’s rath yatra from Friday.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah was scheduled to kickstart the party’s ‘Save Democracy rally’, comprising three ‘rath yatras’, in the state.
The party will now move the division bench of the court against the order. The state government submitted that it might cause communal tension in the district. Dutta said the district has a history of communal issues and that there was information that some communal provocators and rowdy elements had become active there.
Reporting: Shekhar Dubey
Editing: Saheli Dey