Kolkata: The Barrackpore City Police on Thursday cancelled the permission for BJP’s ‘Poriborton Yatra’ on Ghosh Para Road from Kanchrapara to Barrackpore. Accusing the cops of taking instructions from the TMC government, West Bengal BJP Vice President Arun Singh said that his party will move to court and resume the yatra. BJP’s national president, JP Nadda, who is in Bengal, was to be the main leader at the rally, which would be the culmination of the Nabadwip leg of the party’s Poriborton yatra. Also Read - Mamata's Advice Instigated People to Attack CISF: Amit Shah on Cooch Behar Violence
BJP president J P Nadda is scheduled to launch an election manifesto crowdsourcing campaign in West Bengal on Thursday and address a public rally, the party said in a statement earlier. He will also address a conference of the intelligentsia, among his other engagements during a daylong stay in the poll-bound state, BJP”s national media in-charge Anil Baluni said. Also Read - Cooch Behar Firing 'Genocide', Says Mamata Banerjee, Accuses EC of 'Suppressing Facts'
Nadda reached West Bengal on Wednesday night and launch the “Lokkho Sonar Bangla Manifesto Crowdsourcing” programme on Thursday morning, Baluni said, referring to the party’s poll promise of rebuilding the state as “Sonar Bangla”. Also Read - A Uniform Body Of Law Strengthens The Sovereignty Of State And Uniform Civil Code Is The First Step Towards It
The BJP chief will also pay tributes to Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, the composer of Vande Mataram, at his residence and museum.
Nadda”s programme schedule includes lunch at the house of a jute mill labourer and prayers at the Anandpuri Kalibari temple, followed by a “Parivartan Yatra” rally.
In the evening, he will visit the ancestral home of renowned Bengali writer Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay to pay his tributes, followed by a visit to the West Bengal State Armed Police headquarters to pay homage to the martyr Mangal Pandey pillar, the statement said.