Rath Yatra: Calcutta High Court directs BJP reps to meet state Chief Secy, DGP

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 07, 2018, 05.42 PM (IST)

The division bench of the Calcutta High Court, which began hearing BJP's plea against refusal of permission for its Rath Yatra earlier today, has directed three BJP representatives to meet state Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and DGP by December 12.

According to reports, the final decision in the matter will be taken by December 14.

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday refused Bharatiya Janata Party the permission to hold a 'rath yatra' in Coochbehar, following the state government expressing apprehensions of violence.

BJP chief Amit Shah today lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that Banerjee is stopping the BJP from conducting the Yatra as she is "scared."

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He added that the party will "definitely" hold the Yatra, adding that "no one can stop us."

"Mamata Banerjee is scared of BJP and this is why she has stopped the Rath Yatra. In every sector starting from cattle to coal, mafias are working and TMC ministers are supporting them," Shah added. 

"We will do everything legally and we will conduct three rallies. The rallies have not been cancelled but postponed. Yatra, as scheduled, will go to every part of West Bengal. I will go to West Bengal tomorrow," the BJP chief said. 

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The Calcutta High Court on Thursday refused Bharatiya Janata Party the permission to hold a 'rath yatra' in Coochbehar, following the state government expressing apprehensions of violence.