We will conduct Rath Yatra, nobody can stop us: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 07, 2018, 03.47 PM (IST)

BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday stated that the Rath Yatra will be conducted as planned, adding that the party will "do everything legally and we will conduct three rallies."

Shah noted that the rallies have been postponed and not cancelled and will go to "every part of West Bengal." "Nobody can stop us," he noted.

"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. 

He attacked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee noting that she is trying to stop the Yatra as she is "scared."

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"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. 

Shah's comments came a day after the Calcutta High Court refused the BJP permission to hold a 'rath yatra' in Coochbehar, following the state government expressing apprehensions of violence.

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A division bench of the Calcutta Calcutta High Court began hearing BJP's plea against refusal of permission for its Rath Yatra earlier today.

The BJP leadership on Friday convened an emergency meeting to discuss the future course of action after uncertainty loomed over the party's Rath Yatra programme.

The BJP had decided to put on hold Shah's proposed rally and the Rath Yatra, saying it will wait for the final order from the high court. 

Meanwhile, party state president Dilip Ghosh alleged that Banerjee-led West Bengal government has tried to stop the BJP from conducting a rally or a political programme. 

"Whenever we have wanted to take out a rally or conduct a political programme, the state government has tried to stop it either by denying us permission or tried to create procedural hurdles," he alleged.