Under the leadership of Narendra Modi, BJP-led NDA will attain power again at the Centre: Amit Shah, BJP President
'Majboot sarkar' can be given only by Narendra Modi, and by no one else: Amit Shah, BJP President
We want corruption to end. They (Mahagathbandhan) want Modi to go. We want poverty to end. They want Modi to go. We want jobs for the people. They want Modi to go: Amit Shah, BJP President
We wanted to give people of West Bengal Ayushman Bharat. But the state government took this away from them. Mamata Banerjee doesn't want people of West Bengal to benefit from schemes: Amit Shah, BJP President
We are not scared of Mamata Banerjee. This is Narendra Modi's party: Amit Shah, BJP President
They didn't give us the permission to hold Rath Yatras. Where will we do? In Pakistan? They didn't give permission to hold Saraswati Puja: Amit Shah, BJP President
When we come to power in West Bengal, we won't allow any infiltrators in the state. People should decide if they should support the Citizenship bill or not: Amit Shah, BJP President
No one said Bharat Mata ki Jai, Vande Mataram at the brigade parade ground during the Mahagathbandhan rally. All they said was 'Modi, Modi, Modi, Modi': Amit Shah, BJP President
I am giving a warning to TMC that don't apply this tactic in general elections, else BJP worker will give a befitting reply: Amit Shah, BJP President
When Panchayat elections took place, they killed a number of BJP workers. Even the High Court slammed the government: Amit Shah, BJP President
Mamata Banerjee's govt is trying to kill the democracy in West Bengal. Our BJP workers were planning yatras, but the government got scared, and did not give us permission: Amit Shah, BJP President
TMC is trying to destroy the culture of West Bengal. Congress has everytime disrespected Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: Amit Shah, BJP President
They are not letting us to do Rath Yatra. We will uproot them. They are not letting people celebrate Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja. We will uproot them: Amit Shah, BJP President
We will win 2019 elections. This election will be important for India as well as important for West Bengal. This Mamata govt kills people in the name of politics. We will uproot them: Amit Shah, BJP President
BJP President Amit Shah reaches Bagdogra ahead of his rally in Malda
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Tuesday will address a massive rally in Malda, West Bengal as he kicks off his party's 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign in the state.
The rally will be held after months of standoff between the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government and the BJP.
The BJP had initially intended to conduct a series of Rath Yatras in the state, but were denied permission by the West Bengal government.
They had approached the Calcutta High Court, whose one-judge bench on December 20 ruled against the state government and allowed BJP to go ahead with its Rath Yatras. But just a day later, a two-judge bench of the court ruled against the earlier judgment.
Following that, the party approached the Supreme Court, which heard the matter on January 15, and ruled that the BJP cannot go ahead with the Rath Yatras for the time being, though, can conduct a series of rallies in the state.
But the tiff between the BJP and TMC did not conclude there.
On Monday, the state government denied BJP the permission to land Amit Shah's chopper in the Malda district, following which, heated words were exchanged between the two parties.
Later in the day, the local administration granted BJP the permission to land the helicopter on January 22 at the ground opposite to Hotel Golden Park in Malda.