Kolkata, May 13: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Monday protested in front of West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer after party president Amit Shah was denied permission to hold a rally and land chopper in Jadavpur. According to reports, the sit-in demonstration was held outside the chamber of Bengal CEO. BJP National Secretary Sunil Deodhar criticized the last moment cancellation and said all have become 'dalal' of Trinamool Congress. Amit Shah Denied Permission to Hold Rally, Land Chopper in Jadavpur.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Deodhar said, "Police, administration, DM Ratnakar Rao have become 'dalal' of TMC. EC is being partial & doing 'dalali' of TMC." He also tweeted and said, "Democracy is a joke in West Bengal. Granted Permission cancelled at last moment for @AmitShah Ji’s rally at Jadhavpur. Once again @myogiadityanath Ji’s rally permission cancelled in South Kolkata. DM & CEO both are working as an agent of ruling Trinamool Congress." Amit Shah Gets Clean Chit Over Alleged Violation of Model Code of Conduct During Election Rally in West Bengal.
Tweet by ANI:
#WATCH Kolkata: BJP protests in front of West Bengal Chief Electoral Office after Amit Shah was denied permission to hold rally & land chopper in Jadavpur; Sunil Deodhar says, "Police, admn, DM Ratnakar Rao have become 'dalal' of TMC. EC is being partial & doing 'dalali' of TMC" pic.twitter.com/DXOPPdX0B0
— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2019
Tweet by Sunil Deodhar:
Democracy is a joke in West Bengal
- Granted Permission cancelled at last moment for @AmitShah Ji’s rally at Jadhavpur
- Once again @myogiadityanath Ji’s rally permission cancelled in South Kolkata.
DM & CEO both are working as agent of ruling Trinamool Congress.
— Chowkidar Sunil Deodhar (@Sunil_Deodhar) May 13, 2019
On Monday, BJP called off Amit Shah's rally claiming that Mamata Banerjee-led government denied permission to land his chopper and address a rally in Jadavpur. The TMC, however, refuted the allegations, claiming that the saffron party cancelled the rally fearing low turnout.
“The allegation is completely baseless. We have nothing to do with it. They themselves have cancelled the rally as they were afraid that it might turn out to be a flop show,” TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said. 'Wanted to Give PM Modi 'Tight Slap of Democracy' After He Called TMC Tolabaaz'
According to BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, the Jadavpur district administration needlessly delayed permission to land BJP President's chopper, saying that they were yet to get approval from the Public Works Department (PWD).
“The district magistrate has been acting as a party cadre of the TMC. They kept on denying us permission for Shah’s chopper. Later, they also denied us permission to hold the rally. This is not only undemocratic but also shows the TMC’s authoritarian mindset,” Vijayvargiya said.