PM Modi To Visit North Bengal On December 16


Kolkata: Prior to the Lok Sabha polls and amidst the Rath Yatra, chief minister Narendra Modi will hold a rally at Siliguri. According to the state BJP sources, if almost everything is alright, then on Tuesday, the green nod will come from Prime Minister’s Office.

BJP’s campaign ‘Ganatantra Bachao’ Rath Yatra has been divided into three sections- Yatra to start at Cooch Behar on December 7, Ganga Sagar on December 9 and Tarapith on December 14.

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Amidst this Rath Yatra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi might hold rally at some places.

West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party has moved to Calcutta High Court on seeking permission for Rath Yatra in Bengal. Allegedly, the party have not got permission from the State Government till now.

“We were forced to move court because the administration turned a deaf ear to our repeated pleas for a discussion on the peaceful commencement of our programme,” said BJP state unit vice-president, Pratap Banerjee, adding the party expects the matter to be heard on December 3.

According to Jay Prakash Majumdar, another vice-president, the party received no response to its letters dated October 29 and November 5 which sought an appointment with home secretary Atri Bhattacharya for discussing the route and other aspects of the rally.

Three raths — air-conditioned buses — will travel across the state and converge in Kolkata in the second half of January. The buses will carry senior BJP leaders, including more than a dozen chief ministers from BJP-ruled states. The itinerary was tweaked to suit the schedule of Amit Shah.

State BJP secretary Raju Banerjee went to Cooch Baghar on Wednesday to supervise the ground from the party side. He also checked the backside ground and railway ground in New Cooch Behar.

The Cooch Behar Rajbari adjacent ground might be used for party meeting during that time. He said that, they will seek for the permission for the threee ground.”

In this case, BJP has blamed TM C-government, for trying to delay their works and schedules. The party also facing problem in securing their place for party meeting in Cooch Behar. Initially the party leadership of West Bengal has chosen few places which have been occupied on game purposes.

On the other hand, they have chosen the Rajbari adjacent field as their party place which is under Archeological Survey of India. So they may face a less-troubled experience in this regard.

The visit of Narendra Modi will be special and significant to the party in this context.