Kolkata, Dec 28: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday took a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) request for permission to conduct a ‘Rath Yatra’ in the state, calling it as a ‘Danga Yatra’.
“ISKCON does Rath Yatras, they carry out Jagannath Rath Yatra, they don’t carry out
The West Bengal Chief Minister further stated “Those who carry out
The Trinamool Congress government has denied the permission to BJP to hold a series of rallies in the state, saying there was “grave apprehension of major breach of peace and communal violence during and in the aftermath” of the event.
Over the denial of permission, the saffron party approached the Calcutta High Court on December 17.
The single the bench of Justice Tapobrata Chakraborty
Following this, the division bench of Calcutta HC on December 21 quashed the earlier
Later, the Bharatiya Janata Party moved the Supreme Court against the Calcutta High Court division bench order.
However, the apex refused urgent hearing of the matter even though it was already on winter vacation.
The BJP was originally scheduled to carry out three Rath Yatra rallies from north Bengal’s Cooch Behar, South 24 Parganas district’s Gangasagar and Birbhum district’s temple town of Tarapith, flagged off by party chief Amit Shah on December 7, 9 and 14 respectively.