Published On: Mon, May 13th, 2019

Amit Shah’s chopper denied landing cancelling Jadavpur rally

Kolkata: BJP President Amit Shah’s scheduled rally in West Bengal’s Baruipur on Monday that comes under the Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat represented by Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek was cancelled after the landowner who had rented out his property withdrew his consent under pressure of the ruling dispensation, a party spokesperson said here.

The timings of the other two meetings remain unchanged

“The rally at Baruipur in Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat stands cancelled due to denial of permission for landing of party president’s chopper,” said the Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson.

The land was rented out for the rally as well as for setting up a helipad.

Apart from the Baruipur rally, Shah was supposed to hold public meetings at South 24 Parganas’ Canning and North 24 Parganas’ Rajarhat.

The timings of the other two meetings remain unchanged.

“The landowner who had rented out the land for the meeting and also for the helipad, withdrew his permission citing that the property was earlier rented out to another political party for organising a rally,” said sources adding that the land owner withdrew permission under pressure from the ruling TMC government.

The BJP alleged that they were forced to cancel the meeting due to the autocratic behavior of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool government.

“Mamata Banerjee is running autocracy in Bengal. Today (Monday) Amit Shah was supposed to hold a rally in Jadavpur for which we sought the permission 4-5 days ago. That time we were given a hope, but it was suddenly denied yesterday (Sunday) at 8.30 pm,” the party said in its Twitter handle.

“This is a murder of democracy. The Election Commission must take action against it,” it said.

Party’s National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said: “The District Magistrate is simply working on the behalf of Trinamool. He took a dilly-dallying approach for giving permission for the rally and eventually, the permission was denied last night. The permission for landing of helicopter was initially given and then, it too was withdrawn.”

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