BJP leaders booked in West Bengal
The West Bengal police on Saturday filed an FIR against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for allegedly holding a public meeting in Cooch Behar district on Friday without obtaining prior permission.
The leaders named in the FIR are State BJP president Dilip Ghosh, party’s general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, national secretary Rahul Sinha and State general secretary Raju Banerjee.
BJP president Amit Shah was scheduled to flag off a rath yatra from Cooch Behar on December 7, but it was postponed after the issue went to the High Court. The BJP, however, allegedly held a public meet at the venue.
Mr. Ghosh said the case demonstrated how the rul- ing Trinamool Congress government was using the police for its political ends.