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Mamata Banerjee government now does not allow Shivraj Singh Chouhan's helicopter to land

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 06, 2019, 06.17 PM (IST)

Addressing a rally in West Bengals' Kharagpur, Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday targeted the Trinamool Congress calling it corrupt and said his party would not stop till the Trinamool regime was ousted from the state.

He also made a scathing attack at the TMC government for denying permission to several BJP leaders to land helicopters in the state, resulting in the cancellation of a number of public meetings.

Mamata Banerjee led government in West Bengal had earlier refused to allow the landing of the chopper of BJP leaders Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath.

Chouhan who was scheduled to address two meetings in the state on Wednesday had to cancel one in the state's Bahrampur in Murshidabad after his helicopter was denied permission to land.

The former chief minister addressed only one "Ganatantra bachao rally" at Kharagpur travelling by road after alighting at the Kolkata airport. 

"The more you (Mamata) try and stop us, more often shall we come to Bengal, "he said.

He also asked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been instrumental in bringing together opposition parties onto one platform, to name the PM candidate of the alliance.

Mocking the 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) that was called off by Mamata Banerjee on January 19 he called the meeting "Bina dhulhe ki barat" (marriage party without a groom).

Further targetting the Mamata government over the recent tussle between Kolkata police and the CBI, Chouhan said, "Mamata ji, not only Bengal but entire nation wants to know why do you want to protect Rajeev Kumar. Who would've landed in trouble had he been interrogated? She sits on dharna worrying, she loses her sleep. We want answers. Has an IPS officer ever sat on a dharna?"

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(With inputs from agencies)

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He also made a scathing attack at the TMC government for denying permission to the several BJP leaders for landing helicopters in the state, resulting in the cancellation of a number of public meetings.