BJP Rath Yatra: WB govt moves against Calcutta HC order


Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Friday has approached division bench of  Calcutta HC against the order that allowed BJP’s ‘Rath Yatra’ programme in the state.

According to reports the state government has expressed its urgency and sought an immediate hearing of the matter while moving the appeal before the division bench comprising Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and Justice Shampa Sarkar.

The court granted leave to the state government to move the appeal and asked it to serve copies of its appeal to respondent, the BJP, following which the hearing would commence.

Earlier on Thursday, a single bench presided by Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty  had allowed the Rath Yatra of BJP rejecting the denial of permission for the same by a panel of three senior most officers of the state government.

On December 6, a single judge bench of the HC had refused permission to the BJP to hold the ‘Rath Yatra’, which was scheduled to be flagged off by BJP president Amit Shah from Cooch Behar in North Bengal on December 7.

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