Yatras Post­poned, Not Can­celled: Amit Shah

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New Delhi: In the wake of the BJP be­ing forced to post­pone its rath ya­tra in West Ben­gal and vi­o­lence against its lead­ers in the state, party chief Amit Shah on Fri­day said the Mamta Banerjee gov­ern­ment is stran­gling the demo­cratic sys­tem but this will not de­ter his party from tak­ing on the TMC and it will con­tinue the strug­gle to oust the rul­ing dis­pen­sa­tion there.

Talk­ing to re­porters here, Shah sa- id Banerjee is “scared” of the mo­men­tum that the BJP is build­ing in West Ben­gal in the prepa­ra­tion for 2019 Lok Sabha elec­tions.

“We had writ­ten a let­ter to the home sec­re­tary and the DGP of West Ben­gal on Oc­to­ber 29 seek­ing per­mis­sion to hold the rath ya­tra. Re­minders were sent on Novem­ber 5, 12 and 20,” Shah said, adding that there was no re­sponse from the gov­ern­ment. The BJP chief an­nounced that he will visit West Ben­gal on Satur­day and meet party work­ers in Kolkata.

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