New Delhi: A day after the Calcutta High Court refused the BJP permission to hold a ‘rath yatra’ in Coochbehar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday said that nobody can stop the party from doing the same. “We will definitely carry out all ‘yatras’, nobody can stop us. BJP committed to change in West Bengal,” Shah said at a press conference.
He added,”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 (Saturday).”
He also launched a scathing attack on West Bengal government-led by CM Mamata Banerjee and said that the latter is scared of BJP after the Panchayat elections.
“The entire West Bengal administration is working for the ruling TMC. The state leads in the number of political killings in the country. After the Panchayat elections, 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,” said Shah.
Earlier on Thursday, the Calcutta High Court denied permission to the BJP for a ‘rath yatra’ in Coochbehar on December 7. Directing that the rally stands deferred till the next date of hearing on January 9, justice Tapabrata Chakraborty observed that the prayer of BJP for permission to hold the ‘rath yatra’, scheduled to be flagged off by party national president Amit Shah, cannot be granted at this stage.