Kolkata, May 15: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders alleged that Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's Wednesday rally in Kolkata has been cancelled. The party said that Yogi Adityanath's rally in Phool Bagan area of Kolkata was cancelled after the stage was vandalised. Amit Shah's Kolkata Rally Ends in Violence; TMC, BJP Workers Injured in Police Lathi-Charge.
The BJP said that the scheduled rally had to be cancelled after the permission for it was withdrawn by the local administration and violence reported from where Yogi was supposed to address the rally. Wanted to Give PM Narendra Modi 'Tight Slap of Democracy' After He Called TMC Tolabaaz: Mamata Banerjee.
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister is scheduled to address a rally at Phoolbagan in north Kolkata and another at Habra in North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday as well, ahead of the last phase of polling on May 19, reported PTI.
On Monday, BJP President Amit Shah’s scheduled rally at Jadavpur University was cancelled by the administration, claimed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“Democracy is a joke in West Bengal. Permission cancelled at last moment for @AmitShah Jis rally at Jadavpur. Once again Yogi Adityanath Jis rally permission cancelled in South Kolkata. DM & CEO both are working as agent of ruling Trinamool Congress,” BJP national secretary Sunil Deodhar said in a tweet.
The TMC, however, rebutted the allegations claiming that the BJP had cancelled Shah’s rally fearing a low turnout. It made no comments on Adityanath’s rally.