Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s rally in Purulia comes amid the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government’s ongoing tussle with the Centre over CBI’s move to arrest Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajiv Kumar.
Earlier permission Yogi Adityanath denied to land in West Bengal, will travel to the TMC-ruled state to address a public rally in Purulia today.
UP Chief Minister was scheduled to address a rally in Bankura on Monday, however, it was cancelled by the West Bengal BJP as the district administration denied permission for his chopper to land in the state.
TMC-BJP tussle became uglier on Sunday with the West Bengal government denying permission to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s chopper to land in the state and let him address two scheduled rallies in north Bengal. Adityanath had to address the rallies in Raigunj and Balurghat via telephone.
“We have decided to cancel the Bankura rally of Yogi Adityanath as the district administration is dilly-dallying on giving permission for the landing of his chopper. We didn’t want to take any risk and so we cancelled it,” West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said.