Calcutta High Court Allows BJP To Conduct ‘Rath Yatra’

CALCUTTA

In a huge setback for the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court has allowed the BJP to conduct its “rath yatra”.

The BJP had filed a plea against the West Bengal government’s decision denying the party permission for the yatra.

The West Bengal government had cited intelligence reports claiming there to communal harmony as the reason for not granting the permission.

The BJP, however, claimed that it’s the constitutional right of the party to hold processions and that the TMC-led West Bengal government was forcibly trying to stop it.