File photo of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
Adityanath was scheduled to address two rallies in Bengal. He addressed one via audio link and cancelled the other. 'The TMC government didn't allow me to come and meet you all. That is why I had to resort to Digital India of Modi-ji to address you,' Adityanth said via audio link.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has cancelled his rally at West Bengal's Raiganj and Balurghat after his chopper was refused permission to land by the Mamata Banerjee-led government.
Adityanath had earlier on Sunday addressed a "Ganatantra Bachao (Save the Republic) Rally" in Balurghat's South Dinajpur district via audio link.
"The TMC government didn't allow me to come and meet you all. That is why I had to resort to Digital India of Modi-ji to address you. This TMC government is anti-people, anti-democratic and have compromised with national security," PTI quoted Adityanath as saying.
"The TMC government is afraid of the BJP as it very well knows that its days in Bengal are numbered," he added.
Going on to allege that the Trinamool Congress government had tried to stop Durga Puja in Bengal, Adityanath urged BJP workers to fight hard in order to ensure the party forms the next government in the state.
"Mamata Banerjee should remember that she cannot misuse the government and its agencies in the state. It is shameful that government officials are acting as TMC cadres in the state," Adityanath said.
He also urged the leaders who had attended the TMC's January 19 opposition rally in Kolkata to introspect on how democratic rights were being scuttled by the state government.
The West Bengal government had earlier in January also refused landing permission to BJP president Amit Shah's chopper. The government had cited ongoing "upgradation" of the Malda area.
Shah too had been scheduled to address a rally.
(With inputs from PTI)