Kolkata police grants permission to BJP's Amit Shah's rally on August 11
The Kolkata Police today granted permission for BJP president Amit Shah's proposed rally here on August 11, police said.
"Some unwarranted speculation in social media about denial of permission to a political party on 11 August has come to our notice. It is to clarify that on request permission for meeting has already been granted," the Kolkata Police said in a tweet.
Sarkar had earlier told PTI that the organization has submitted a formal application to the police, seeking permission for Shah's rally.
The latest flashpoint has been the issues of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. Shah is aiming to win 22 of its 42 Lok Sabha seats in the next elections. It had won two in 2014. The TMC had bagged 34.
"BJP & its national President have become nervous, tense. Their programme for Aug 3 in Kolkata was promptly granted permission. For their Aug 11 program, they only just sent a letter & permission granted" (sic), TMC chief national spokesperson Derek O'Brien said in a statement.
"Happy journey to the land of peace and harmony #Bangla Love Your Neighbour", he said in a tweet.
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