After BJP President Amit Shah's meeting was cancelled in West Bengal, permission for Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath's election meeting in South Kolkata was withdrawn according to national secretary Sunil Deodhar.
Deodhar said in a tweet:
"Democracy is a joke in West Bengal. Permission cancelled at the last moment for @AmitShah Ji's rally at Jadavpur. Once again Yogi Adityanath Ji's rally permission cancelled in South Kolkata. DM & CEO both are working as an agent of ruling Trinamool Congress."
According to BJP sources, the local administration had withdrawn permission for Adityanath's May 15th rally in Behala's James Long Sarani after initially giving a thumbs up.
Earlier the same day, Shah's scheduled rally in Baruipur under Jadavpur parliamentary constituency was cancelled when the landowner who had rented out his property took back his consent for initially renting it out for a rally and setting up a helipad.
Meanwhile, the ruling government party has alleged that they were forced to cancel the meeting due to the "autocracy" of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool government.
BJP’s twitter handle tweeted:
"Mamata Banerjee is running autocracy in Bengal. Today (Monday) Amit Shah was supposed to hold a rally in Jadavpur (Baruipur is in the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency) for which we sought the permission 4-5 days ago. That time we were given hope, but it was suddenly denied yesterday (Sunday) at 8.30 p.m.”