New Delhi, August 11: Posters reading ‘Anti-Bengal BJP Go Back’ have surfaced on the streets of Kolkata, ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah’s rally on Saturday. The posters were reportedly put up around Mayo Road, near Shah’s rally venue. Earlier on Friday, the delegation comprised of BJP’s national general secretaries Kailash Vijayvargiya and P Muralidhar Rao went to Mayo Road to review the preparations and security arrangements for Shah’s rally. Also Read - 'Citizenship Amendment Act Will be Implemented Soon': BJP President JP Nadda in West Bengal
Meanwhile, the BJP unit in Kolkata has accused Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) of putting up the posters. “This shows that the TMC is afraid of our rally. The days of TMC are numbered in Bengal. The people of the state are waiting for good governance of the BJP,” West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said. Also Read - Rajasthan News: BJP Leader Beaten up by Miscreants Over Property Issue in Dholpur
Earlier, it was reported that Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government had denied permission to the BJP to hold Shah’s rally. Reacting to such reports, Shah had said that he would not only go to Kolkata but is even prepared to get arrested. “It does not matter whether I get permission or not, I will definitely go to Kolkata. If the state government wants, it can arrest me,” the BJP chief had said in Delhi. Also Read - Farmer Dies of Heart Attack at Jyotiraditya Scindia's Rally; Congress Lashes Out at BJP MP For Resuming Speech
However, Kolkata Police on August 1 announced that Shah has been granted permission for a public rally in Kolkata.
From past few days, the BJP and the Opposition are at loggerheads over the release of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft list in Assam on July 30, which has left out nearly 40 lakh people while incorporating names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants.
Accusing the ruling BJP of vendetta politics, West Bengal CM Banerjee had said that he party was targeting people in the wake of general elections scheduled in 2019.She has also accused the BJP of conspiracy against minorities, Bengalis and Biharis.