The Bharatiya Janata Party is working on a plan to take out five rath yatra in West Bengal. At the same time, a petition has been filed in the Calcutta High Court to stop the BJP’s proposed rath yatra.
The petition, filed by advocate Rama Prasad Sarkar, has demanded a ban on BJP’s rath yatra citing law and order.
It has been said in the petition that during the Rath Yatra there is a possibility of violation of covid-19 epidemic rules and deteriorating law system.
According to local media reports, the BJP has sought permission from the state government to carry out 5 rath yatras in West Pangal.
BJP has started its election campaign in West Bengal. Under this, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will start the rally from Cooch Behar on 11 February.
Assembly elections are to be held in West Bengal this year. The schedule of elections has not been released yet.
Before the elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is putting full force in the state. At the same time, many leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress party have also joined BJP.
Mamta Banerjee is the Chief Minister of West Bengal for ten years continuously. The BJP, which has been marginalized in the state so far, is trying very hard to reach power close to power, due to which political mercury is hot in Bengal these days.
Speaking to the media, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya noted that the Court had not pronounced a stay order on the Rath Yatra and hence the district administration couldn’t stop the procession.
The BJP leader further announced the party’s decision to go ahead with the Rath Yatra as planned and revealed that party president JP Nadda will inaugurate the first Rath Yatra on February 6 following which Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate a yatra from Coochbehar on February 11.