A couple of days after his chopper was denied permission to land in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has been blocked by the TMC government from holding a rally in Purulia.
The Uttar Pradesh CM was set to hold a rally in the Malda district of West Bengal on February 3. It was expected that his chopper will land at Balurghat, and he will leave for his rally from that spot. But the permission for helicopter landing was rejected.
And now, the permission for his rally in Purulia has also been denied. The same was confirmed to Republic TV by the cops of the districts. "We have not given permission as of now. No permission for the rally given after seeing some ground level facts and figure. It is up to Yogi Adityanath on what he does next," SP of Purula, Akash Magharia, said.
Following this, Yogi took to Twitter to launch a scathing attack on Mamata and her TMC government. He called their decision as undemocratic and vowed to fight against it.
The recent event is the latest in the massive tiff between Mamata Banerjee and the BJP, which began late in 2018 when the West Bengal government had denied BJP the permission to hold rath yatras in the state.
The matter did not rest there and went to the courts. After two different judgments by the Calcutta High Court in December - first bench giving a go ahead to the Rath Yatra before the second bench denying permission - the BJP went to the Supreme Court. The apex court in January rejected BJP's plea of rath yatras for the time being, but allowed them to conduct meetings and rallies in the state.
Following that, the political fight between the two parties further intensified when the West Bengal government denied permission to BJP President Amit Shah to land his chopper in Malda ahead of his rally.