The West Bengal government on Sunday denied permission for the landing of Yogi Adityanath’s chopper at Raiganj, where he was scheduled to address the second ‘Ganatantra Bachao’ rally. After being denied permission, the UP CM addressed the rallies through teleconferencing.
Yogi said that the TMC government didn’t allow him to go and meet the people. He further said that the TMC government is anti-people, anti-democratic and have compromised with national security.
Adityanath urged leaders, who had attended the TMC’s January 19 opposition rally in Kolkata, to introspect on how democratic rights were being scuttled by the state government. The UP CM also alleged that the TMC government had tried to stop Durga Puja in West Bengal in order to pursue its appeasement policy. He urged BJP workers to fight hard in order to ensure that the party forms the next government in the state.
The rallies were a part of the BJP’s plan of organising up to 200 public meetings in the state by February 8 to boost its electoral prospects ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Apart from Adityanath, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Dharmendra Pradhan and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan are among those who will address the party’s rallies in the state.
“Mamata Banerjee has opposed BJP’s ‘save democracy’ movement from the beginning, Amit Shah was to go there to start this initiative, West Bengal government stopped it. I had rallies in Balurghat and Raiganj today but they didn’t permit chopper landing. That’s why had to address rally via telephone.
Meanwhile on Saturday Prime Minister Narendra Modi kickstarted the saffron party’s campaign in West Bengal for the coming Lok Sabha election by addressing two rallies in Durgapur and Thakurnagar.