Amit Shah Says Mamta Banarjee Fears BJP And Trying To Throttle The Democracy

| December 7 , 2018 , 14:42 IST

The West Bengal government on Wednesday refused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah' permission to take out a rath yatra on December 7. After Mamta Banerjee refusal for Amit shah's rath yatra, BJP took this matter to high court.

Single judge bench was formed to address this issue. Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty observed that security arrangements at such a huge scale cannot be made within such a short time. He ruled that the rally stands deferred till the next date of hearing on January 9.

Addressing a press conference on Friday in New Delhi, Amit Shah hit back at the Trinamool Congress chief and accused her of trying to stifle the democracy.

Amit Shah said "Mamata Banerjee is trying to throttle the democracy. The Bengal government has no intention to control infiltration due to its appeasement policy."

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"Mamata Banerjee is scared that if the BJP takes out all the planned rallies in the state of West Bengal and assemble in Kolkata then the foundation of a complete change will be laid down. So she is attempting to stop all these yatras," Shah claimed.

Shah said that West Bengal has become a hotbed for all illegal activities and that the state leads in the number of political killings. The entire state administration is working for the ruling Trinamool Congress.

BJP president said that the saffron party’s "rath yatras" have not been cancelled, only postponed and that they will go ahead with the three planned rallies.