After A Set-back In The Apex Court Over Rath Yatra, Here Is The Next Course Of Action For BJP In West Bengal As Per Sources

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  • According to sources, BJP president Amit Shah will be holding 'Save the Constitution' rally on January 20 in Malda
  • The BJP president might hold two more rallies on January 21 and 22, as per sources, following the recent Apex Court order

After the Supreme Court's decision that declines permission for BJP's 'Rath Yatra' in West Bengal, sources have confirmed that BJP has been able to re-schedule their rally in the state.

According to sources, BJP president Amit Shah will be holding 'Save the Constitution' rally on January 20 in Malda and is known to hold two more rallies on January 21 and 22 in the state. 

Following the resistance from Mamata Banerjee's government, BJP president had called this move 'undemocratic' at the Republic Summit 2018. 

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday has denied permission for BJP's Rath Yatra in West Bengal. However, the apex court has allowed the party to conduct public rallies and meetings. Furthermore, the SC has stated that if BJP comes up with a modified schedule for the yatra, then that may be considered afresh later.

Announcing the verdict, CJI Ranjan Gogoi said that the court has perused the revised proposal given to the chief secretary of West Bengal.

"The government of West Bengal cannot have any objections in holding public rallies. The details of rath yatra have been provided covering 42 constituencies which will definitely come up to cover the length and breadth of the state. While the law and order are in question here, looking at the new proposal given on January 14, the apprehension is showcased doesn't hold any ground," the CJI said.

Asking the West Bengal government to consider giving permission for public rallies the BJP party, the SC said that petition won't be continued anymore.

The apex court was hearing a December 24 petition filed by the BJP challenging an order of the division bench of the Calcutta High Court, which had set aside a ruling of a single-judge bench allowing the Rath Yatra. 

The party had approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to hold the campaign 'Save Democracy Rally', which would cover 42 parliamentary constituencies in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.  

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