Kolkata, Dec 6: The Calcutta High Court Thursday deferred Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s proposed ‘Rath Yatra’ in West Bengal, which was scheduled from Cooch Behar tomorrow.
“The Court has passed the order that by December 21, the Superintendent of Police of respective districts will speak to district Presidents of BJP & file a report on 9th Jan, before the HC of Calcutta. Till then HC has deferred the rally”, Arkho Kumar Naag, State Advocate told media.
#UPDATE Arkho Kumar Naag, State Advocate: Court has passed order that by 21 Dec the Superintendent of Police of respective districts will speak to district Presidents of BJP & file a report on 9th Jan, before the HC of Calcutta. Till then HC has deferred the rally. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/ZBMa12k9dJ
— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2018
Reacting to the court’s decision, West Bengal BJP Vice President Jay Prakash Majumdar announced that they will be going to division bench on Friday morning.
“We will seek justice that any peaceful democratic movement is permissible under Indian Constitution”, he said.
Meanwhile, West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh stated “We’ve to move forward in consultation with the police, that’s why that judgement is valid till tomorrow 10:30 am. We will follow the judgement that will come tomorrow”.
The development took place a day after, the saffron party had approached the high court claiming that the West Bengal administration and the police were not responding to its applications seeking permission to hold three rallies in the state from December 7.