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Amit Shah to visit Bengal tomorrow to further rath yatra prog,says Mamata frightened

UNI India-English 2018-12-07 16:33:00
Kolkata/Cooch Behar, Dec 7 (UNI) BJP chief Amit Shah will visit Bengal tomorrow to further the party's rath yatra programme, even as a two-judge bench of Calcutta High Court today admitted an appeal challenging the single-bench ruling, putting the yatra on hold citing intelligence reports that the rally may cause communal disharmony.

BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya today announced that the party president will visit West Bengal on Saturday and reiterated that their proposed rath yatra would begin once the judiciary approved their appeal for the same.

Meanwhile in Delhi, Mr Shah declared that his party had only postponed, not cancelled, its yatras in West Bengal despite the Mamata Banerjee government and Calcutta High Court’s single bench judge denying permission on apprehensions of the programmes creating communal tension.

'Since 2014 I have held 23 yatras in West Bengal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also addressed rallies in the state without there being a single incident of communal tension because of them.
This is only an anti-democratic, oppression of Trinamool Congress-led government,' the BJP chief fumed at a press conference he addressed at the party headquarters in Delhi.