BJP hopes to start Rath Yatra today: WB party chief
West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh has said his party has full faith in the judiciary and hoped it would be able to kick-start its Rath Yatra campaign from today. The Calcutta High Court had yesterday refused permission to the BJP for holding the Rath Yatra in Coochbehar, after the West Bengal government refused to allow the event, saying it may cause communal tension.
Ghosh alleges state government always tries to stop BJP's events
Ghosh alleged that whenever the BJP wanted to conduct a rally or a political program, the Trinamool Congress-led state government has tried to stop it either by denying permission or by creating procedural hurdles. Nevertheless, the state BJP President said the party will wait for the final order from the High Court, which is scheduled to hear the BJP's appeal today.
BJP putting on hold Shah's rally until HC's final order
The Yatra touted as the party's biggest political campaign in West Bengal was supposed to be flagged off by BJP President Amit Shah. However, the BJP has now decided to put on hold Shah's proposed rally and the Rath Yatra until HC gives its final order. "We have full faith in the judiciary and are hopeful that justice will be delivered," Ghosh said.