Let State Inform Its Stand On Rath Yatra: HC


Kolkata: Just a day left before BJP’s Rath Yatra starts from December 7 in Cooch Behar. The problem on this between BJP-state government has made its landfall in the Calcutta High Court. The hearing resumed at 2pm on Wednesday under Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty. But no verdict was given on Wednesday.

The Justice wanted to know the state government’s stand on this issue and was any solution possible by discussion between both the parties. After the state government informs its stand, the Calcutta High Court will give its verdict on Thursday 10:30 am.

The saffron party had raised questions over the security during their Rath Yatra. It was said that despite of continuously asking for police help, they did not get. Not only that but they have claimed that despite seeking permission, they still could not meet the Kolkata polic commissioner, police super and home secretary. They have alleged that they did not get any response from the administration despite giving letters on the matter. Hence, seeking permission for Rath Yatra, BJP leader Jayprakash Majumder filed a case at the Calcutta High Court.

The state government said that there are lot of wrong in this. It also said that permission cannot be granted in just one day because political leaders will be present in the Rath Yatra. The administration needs time to make preparations. It was also said that the BJP did not give a clear figure as to how many will be present at the Rath Yatra and hence they were having a problem. The BJP however retaliated saying that the yatra will not start in all the districts at the same time, and hence, no problem should occur.

The BJP is scheduled for its Rath Yatra on December 7, 9 and 14 at Cooch Behar, Ganga Sagar and Tarapith respectively. The yatra has been named as ‘Ganatantra Bachao Yatra’. BJP national president Amit Shah will travel in the Rath and go to all the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to be present.