Shah hits out at Mamata as rally fails to take off
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to address public meetings at four points along the route of the yatras in Siliguri, Malda, Durgapur and Krishnanagar.
“The court has disposed of the case. The administration will have to hold the meeting with party leaders by Wednesday and inform the court of its decision by Friday,” said Phiroze Edulji, one of the BJP’S lawyers.
The BJP, which has been trying to make political inroads into the state, approached the court after being denied permission by the West Bengal government, controlled by Mamata Banerjee’s TMC, to take out the yatras.
In New Delhi, a combative BJP president, Amit Shah, said Banerjee was “scared” of the party’s expansion into her home turf and that was the reason why her administration had denied permission to the three so-called rath yatras.
“These yatras will definitely happen. She can use whatever force she wants. I will personally go to flag off these yatra. We will not surrender,” Shah told a news