BJP State vice-president Pratap Banerjee, in a letter to Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay, stated the saffron camp, starting February, intends to take out 5 rallies, as a part of the ‘rath yatra’.
The West Bengal BJP has sought permission from the State government for its month-long ‘rath yatra’ throughout the State forward of the Assembly polls.
BJP State vice-president Pratap Banerjee, in a letter to Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay, stated the saffron camp, starting February, intends to take out 5 rallies, as a part of the ‘rath yatra’, crisscrossing your entire State.
“West Bengal State Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to carry out a peaceful political programme throughout West Bengal in the form of ‘yatra’ in the months of February and March 2021. There will be five segments – covering all the Assembly constituencies of West Bengal. Each yatra will include a ‘rath’ and will run simultaneously in different segments/territories of the State,” the letter stated.
The length of every yatra could be of roughly 20 to 25 days, it said.
Several high BJP leaders are scheduled to reach in West Bengal through the month-long marketing campaign, set to take off from Nabadwip, Coochbehar, Kakdwip, Jhargram and Tarapith on February 6, 8 and 9. According to sources, the State secretariat has acquired the letter.
“The broader purpose of this communication is to appraise you about the gamut of the programme so that administration may prepare the modalities of relevant support system for peaceful conduct of the programme.
“We want to seek an appointment with you…” Ms. Banerjee stated in his letter to the Chief Secretary.
Earlier, in 2018, the BJP had deliberate an analogous rath yatras throughout the State, however the programme was known as off on the final second because the State government refused to present permission.