BJP Leaders Met In West Bengal To Chalk Out The Next Course Of Action Following SC's Decision To Decline 'Rath Yatra' In The State

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • BJP leaders hold a meeting in West Bengal headquarters to discussed the course of action after Apex court's decision and derived a plan
  • As per 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. 

After the Apex Court rejected the permission for BJP to conduct a Rath Yatra in West Bengal on Tuesday, the party leadership of the state held a meeting in the party headquarters to discuss the next course of action and managed to sketch a plan. 

State leadership of BJP along with central leadership in Kolkata chalked out a fresh plan for "Ganatantra Bachao Sabha' (Save the Constitution). BJP leaders including Dilip Ghosh, Rahul Sinha, Babul Supriyo, Rupa Ganguly, Locket Chatterjee met with Kailash Vijayvargiya. 

As per sources, according to the plan, rallies would be held in- 

  • 20th January in Malda
  • 21st January in  Jhargram and Siuri
  • 22nd January in  Jaynagar and Krishnanagar

PM Modi is likely to be present at Brigade Parade Ground, Kolkata on 8th February 2019

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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 is 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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