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Will wait, says BJP after Bengal 'Rath Yatra' hits roadblock

On Friday, the division bench of Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and Justice Shampa Sarkar quashed the single bench order and asked it hear the case afresh to consider intelligence inputs by the state agencies. 

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New Delhi Published on: December 21, 2018 22:37 IST
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After its ambitious three-phase 'Rath Yatra' crisscrossing the entire West Bengal hit a roadblock, the BJP leadership on Friday called an emergency meeting in Kolkata to decide the party's next course of action.

The meeting was called after division bench of the Calcutta High Court quashed a single bench order that allowed the mega event. State and central level leaders were in the meeting, said party sources.

"The TMC is afraid of BJP," said state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh.

"We will wait for the court's verdict. We have full faith in the judiciary. The state government is trying to stop the Rath Yatra on the basis of assumption that it might create problems," he said.

If needed the party will move higher court to seek justice, said BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha.

For the time being, the party will organise rallies in various parts of the state against the state government's decision to not allow the 'yatra', said BJP sources.

On Thursday, a single-judge bench of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty gave go-ahead for the event. After the verdict, BJP leaders decided on tentative new dates for the programme starting December 28.

However, after today's order, there is uncertainty once again over the 'yatra' that was to cover all 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.

On Friday, the division bench of Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and Justice Shampa Sarkar quashed the single bench order and asked it hear the case afresh to consider intelligence inputs by the state agencies. 

(With PTI inputs)

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