Victory for BJP in Bengal: Calcutta HC gives go-ahead for ‘rath yatras’
New Delhi: In a big victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Mamata-ruled West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court today granted permission to the saffron party to hold 3 rath yatras in the state.
This comes after the BJP had moved the Calcutta High Court on Monday with a fresh plea, challenging the West Bengal government’s denial of permission to the party’s proposed ‘rath yatra’ in the state.
Mamata government had imposed restrictions on BJP’s rath yatras, one of which was to be led by party president Amit Shah.
Reversing the TMC government order, the High Court directed the state administration to ensure that there is no breach of law and order.
The green signal by High Court comes as major victory for the saffron party as the rath yatras were seen as the poll bugle for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
BJP President Amit Shah had also lambasted the Mamata government for ‘muzzling the democracy in the state by use of force’.