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BJP cancels Shivraj's Murshidabad rally after WB govt denies permission for his chopper to land

Chouhan, a BJP national vice-president, was scheduled to attend two rallies Wednesday - one at Baharampur in Murshidabad district and the other at Kharagpur in West Midnapore district.

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Kolkata Updated on: February 06, 2019 18:41 IST
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BJP cancel's Shivraj's Murshidabad rally after WB govt denies permission for his chopper to land 

The Mamata-Modi tussle continued on Wednesday as the West bengal government denied permission to ormer Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's chopper to land, forcing state BJP to cancel jhis rally in Murshidabad district. 

Chouhan, a BJP national vice-president, was scheduled to attend two rallies Wednesday - one at Baharampur in Murshidabad district and the other at Kharagpur in West Midnapore district.

"We have decided to cancel the rally today as we were not given permission to land the chopper at Baharampur in Murshidabad district. He will be attending the rally at Kharagpur today," BJP state general secretary Sayantan Basu said.

It has been decided that Chouhan will now attend the rally at Kharagpur and will go there by road from the Kolkata airport, Basu said.

Accusing the state administration of indulging in "vendetta politics", Basu said the TMC cannot stop the "march of the BJP by denying permission to land choppers." 

"Earlier also permission for landing of choppers had been denied for the rallies of (Uttar Pradesh CM) Yogi Adityanath, (Union minister) Smriti Irani and other leaders. This is not new to us. We will fight it out in our own way," he said.

After being denied permission on Sunday, Adityanath had decided to land in BJP-ruled Jharkhand's Bokaro and travel by road to West Bengal's Purlia on Tuesday 

The TMC leadership termed the charges against the state government baseless and claimed the district administration may not have allowed the landing of chopper after looking into the security aspect.

(With inputs from agencies)

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