BJP rath yatra in Bengal: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the government of West Bengal and posted the matter for January 15. The top court has sought a response from the Mamata Banerjee government on a plea by BJP seeking permission to take out Rath Yatra in the state.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) has filed a plea against the Calcutta High Court order which denied permission for its rath yatra in West Bengal. The petition was on Tuesday heard by a division bench in the apex court. The Supreme Court had in last week of December refused an urgent hearing in the matter.
The BJP had moved the Supreme Court after a division bench of the Calcutta High Court set aside a single bench order to allow the yatra. The BJP was slated to hold three rath yatras in the state last month but state government refused to grant permission for the same. The rath yatras were scheduled to be flagged off by party president Amit Shah from north Bengal’s Cooch Behar on December 7, South 24 Parganas district’s Gangasagar on December 9 and Birbhum district’s temple town of Tarapith on December 14.