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After BJP's Rath Yatra, TMC Denies Yogi Adityanath's Chopper To Land In Darjeeling

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| February 3 , 2019 , 17:15 IST

Mamta Banerjee led TMC denied permission to Yogi Adityanath's chopper to land in Darjeeling. The UP CM will now address the scheduled rally through the mobile phone.

Yogi was scheduled to land in Balurgat of Darjeeling district and head to North and South Dinajpur districts to address rallies on Sunday morning.

District authorities of Darjeeling denied permission to land his chopper in Darjeeling, triggering a fresh face-off between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress.

The incident kicked off a political storm with the BJP accusing the West Bengal chief minister and TMC chief Mamta Banerjee of being politically vindictive and scared of the party's saffron mascot.

Condemning TMC government of denying permission for Yogi's rally, BJP's West Bengal in charge Kailash Vijayvargiya said that no state government can deny permission to a political party to carry out its activities.

Vijayvargiya claimed that the permission for landing of chopper has been pending for the past three days.

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The TMC government though gave permission for the rally since they were being organised on railways grounds, but denying permission was a clear case of political vindictiveness.

Yogi's media in charge Mrityunjay Kumar said: "Didi (Mamta) has got scared of CM Yogi's popularity."

A few months back, the Mamta Banerjee-led TMC government in West Bengal denied permission to BJP chief Amit Shah to carry out a 'Rath Yatra' saying that it could lead to communal tensions.