Amid plans of the BJP to make inroads into the West Bengal, the government there has denied permission for Amit Shah’s proposed ‘Rath Yatra’.
The ‘Rath Yatra’ is proposed from Coochbehar and denied permission on grounds that it might cause “communal tension”.
This was made clear by the state’s advocate general in the Calcutta High Court today.
It was said that Coochbehar superintendent of police refused permission for the BJP president’s rath yatra from Friday.
Asked by the judge who will take responsibility if anything untoward happens, BJP counsel Anindya Mitra submitted it is the duty of the state government to maintain law and order.
The advocate general opposed the BJP filing a supplementary affidavit opposing the refusal of permission, saying it can either come with a fresh petition or an amendment to his petition.>