Bengal govt declines permission for Yogi Adityanath rally

India News

The West Bengal government on Sunday denied permission to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from holding a rally in the state without any prior notice.

Yogi Adityanath had two programs scheduled in West Bengal today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday kickstarted Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) campaign in West Bengal for the coming Lok Sabha election with rallies in the border district of North 24 Parganas and the industrial town of Durgapur.

The Durgapur rally of the prime minister was part of BJP’s ‘Ganatantra Bachao’ (save democracry) programme in the state.

According to news agency ANI, Mritunjay Kumar, the Information Advisor to CM Yogi Adityanath said, “Ye UP CM ki lokpriyata ka hi asar hai ki Mamata Banerjee [West Bengal CM] ne helicopter landing ka permission tak nahi diya [It is because of UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s popularity that Mamata Banerjee even denied his helicopter from landing in West Bengal].”

The statement echoes Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech yesterday in the state where he said that Mamata Banerjee was resorting to violence to prevent BJP from strenthening its position in West Bengal.