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IndiaBJP Denied Permission For Amit Shah's 'Rath Yatra' By Calcutta High Court

16:55  06 december  2018
16:55  06 december  2018 Source:   ndtv.com

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The Calcutta High Court is the oldest High Court in India. It was established on 1st July, 1862 under the High Court ' s Act, 1861. It has jurisdiction over the state of West Bengal and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The High Court building was designed by Mr. Walter Granville

The BJP moved the Calcutta High Court Wednesday, saying it was yet to be given permission for taking out three rallies in West Bengal, scheduled to begin Following this, the BJP counsel said they had also applied to the SPs of the districts through which the three " rath yatra " were scheduled to pass.

BJP Denied Permission For Amit Shah's 'Rath Yatra' By Calcutta High Court The BJP cannot hold a rally tomorrow from Bengal's Coochbehar - the first of three that would crisscross the state ahead of next year's general elections - the Calcutta High Court has said. The order came after the state government told the court that it has refused permission for the proposed 'rath yatra' by BJP president Amit Shah, as it might cause "communal tension".

The court will hear the BJP's appeal against the order tomorrow morning.

The 'rath yatra' would have covered all 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in Bengal - one of the few non-BJP states. Mr Shah has set the party a target of 22 of the state's 40 seats in next year's national elections. The BJP currently has two Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal - Asansol and Darjeeling.

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BJP national president Amit Shah is set to kick off three Rath yatras which will cover all 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in Bengal on December 5, 7 and 9. If they don't grant us permission then we will move court and fight it out, he said. At the conclusion of the ' yatra ', the party plans to hold a massive

BJP national president Amit Shah is set to kick off three Rath yatras which will cover all 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in Bengal on December 5, 7 and 9. If they don't grant us permission then we will move court and fight it out, he said. At the conclusion of the ' yatra ', the party plans to hold a massive

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"The state submitted that it (the rally) might cause communal tension," Bengal's advocate general Kishore Dutta told the court, reported news agency Press Trust of India.

Asked by the judge who will take responsibility if anything unfortunate happens, BJP counsel Anindya Mitra had said it is the duty of the state government to maintain law and order.

The state BJP plans to hold two other rallies this month. One of them is expected to be flagged off from Kakdwip - in the extreme southern part of the state -- on December 9 and another from the Tarapith temple in Birbhum district on December 14.

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Amit Shah denied permission for rally in Kolkata l Hearing in Calcutta High Court today.

They can arrest me, BJP chief Amit Shah declared today as there were reports of his rally in Kolkata being denied permission by the government of Mamata Banerjee with whom he has been sparring The BJP finally obtained permission from the Calcutta High Court for rally, held in November 2014.

At the conclusion of the 'yatra', the BJP planned to hold a rally in Kolkata, which was likely to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Calcutta High Court will hear the case again on January 9, PTI reported.

With inputs from agencies

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