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'Mamata Banerjee is scared of BJP,' says Amit Shah on permission for Rath Yatra in West Bengal

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 December 2018, 15:15 IST

Attacking West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee over denied permission to hold a rally 'Rath Yatra' today in the state, she was terrified that the BJP was making inroads into the state. "There is a reign of terror in Bengal. Mamata Banerjee is throttling democracy," said Amit Shah.

Today's rally from Cooch Behar, that was denied permission by Calcutta High Court was to be the first of three marches planned by the BJP to criss-cross the state ahead of next year's general elections. "We will definitely carry out all 'yatra', nobody can stop us," Amit Shah said.

“A democratic process has been suppressed in West Bengal, with the misuse of power. The CM is following this trend. This is non-democratic,” said Amit Shah in a press conference.

BJP President Amit Shah when asked, 'Rahul Gandhi says PM has not held a single press conference in all these years, he said, "Sambit Patra ji jawab denge Rahul ji ka, party ki ore se hi denge."

“She (Mamata Banerjee) is scared that if BJP takes out all these three rallies in the state of West Bengal and assemble in Kolkata then the foundation of a complete change will be laid down. So she attempted to stop all these yatras,” said added.

On BJP's rally that was not granted permission, Shah said, “We will do everything legally and we will conduct three rallies.The rallies have not been cancelled but postponed. Yatra, as scheduled, will go to every part of West Bengal.I will go to West Bengal tomorrow.”

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First published: 7 December 2018, 15:15 IST