BJP President Amit Shah to hold rally in Malda on Jan 22

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New Delhi, Jan 21: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah is scheduled to hold a rally in Malda district of West Bengal on 22 January.

Earlier in a day, West Bengal government has granted permission to BJP to land a helicopter on 22 January at the ground opposite to Hotel Golden Park in Malda, after refusing to allow the Shah’s helicopter to land there citing upgradation of work.

Prior to this, district administration of Malda had said “Airport not suitable for safe landing of helicopter. Permission not possible”.

In letter dated 18 January, Additional District Magistrate, had stated ‘Up-gradation work at Malda airport going on. Sand&material lying around. Airport not suitable for safe landing of helicopter. Permission not possible.

The Malda airport is now being used by West Bengal government for landing their helicopter service every Wednesday. You’re saying that Malda airport us not suitable for safe landing, then why you are allowing helicopter of West Bengal government?” the BJP’s general secretary of Malda unit had asked in reponse to the admistration letter.

The ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party were already in a war of words over the BJP’s rath yatras in West Bengal.

The Supreme Court allowed the BJP to hold the rallies in the state even as it denied permission to conduct rath yatras after the Mamata Banerjee-led government raised objections citing law and order issues.

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