New Delhi: Hours after BJP national president Amit Shah‘s scheduled rally in West Bengal’s Jadavpur was cancelled at the last moment, he held another public meeting in Joynagar, where he roared, “I am chanting Jai Shri Ram here today. If you have guts, Mamata didi, arrest me.”

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Addressing the meet, Shah began with explaining why the Mamata-led state government allegedly refused to let him hold a rally, “I was to visit three places today, but Mamata’s ji’s nephew is contesting from one of the seats so she is scared her nephew will lose, and that’s why she cancelled the permission for our rally.”

He strengthened his attack on the Trinamool Congress chief when he said, “If we have to restore Bengal’s glory, we need to oust TMC government, which is sheltering infiltrators…”

Taking a dig at her nephew Abhishek, who is the sitting MP from Diamond Harbour, Shah said, “Syndicate tax replaced with nephew tax in Bengal…”

The BJP on Monday hit out at the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, alleging the chief minister has replaced democracy with her “dictatorship” after the state administration denied permission to a rally by its president Amit Shah.

The state administration denied permission for Shah’s rally last night and also withdrew its nod to the landing of Shah’s chopper in the constituency, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party also accused the Election Commission of being a ‘mute spectator’ to the Trinamool Congress’s alleged undemocratic means to target the saffron party.

With PTI inputs