BJP cancels Uluberia rally in the wake of Cal HC’s conditions

The West Bengal BJP postponed its planned public gathering in Howrah’s Uluberia on Thursday, claiming its inability to organize a successful demonstration in light of the circumstances surrounding the Calcutta High Court.

According to the saffron party, the ceremony will take place at a later time that has not yet been determined.

On Wednesday, the Calcutta High Court gave the BJP conditional permission to stage the demonstration on the same day as the Trinamool’s sizable Martyrs’ Day event in Kolkata.

The gathering may be conducted from 8 PM to 10 PM, according to Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya. Still, BJP must ensure that peace and order are maintained and that no speaker makes offensive remarks. The saffron party must also ensure that the demonstration does not hinder NH 16.

“It won’t be feasible to conduct a rally effectively given the circumstances. Therefore, we have decided to cancel it right now, “Suvendu Adhikari, the opposition’s leader, said to reporters.

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On July 21, the governing Trinamool plans a sizable demonstration in honor of its Martyrs. Several lakhs of people are expected to attend the event, which will be addressed by Mamata Banerjee, the party’s leader.

The Trinamool leadership said the purpose of the BJP gathering was to attract media attention.

“The BJP is no longer relevant politically in West Bengal. Its intention was to get some media attention by holding the rally “Kunal Ghosh, the Trinamool State General Secretary, claimed.

According to Ms. Banerjee, the march on Martyrs’ Day would be against “authoritarian governance” by the Center.

The party intends to make a big deal out of its annual rally, which is being staged this year after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Abhishek Banerjee, the general secretary of Trinamool, said that the event would draw almost 20 lakh people.

Every year on July 21, Trinamool commemorates Martyrs’ Day to remember the 13 individuals who died after police opened fire on a Youth Congress demonstration against the Left Front government in 1993 when Ms. Banerjee was the YC state president.

Even after founding the Trinamool Congress in 1998 and becoming office in West Bengal in 2011, she has continued to observe the day.