Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Kolkata Police on Wednesday said it has already allowed Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah’s rally to be held in the city on August 11, refuting the saffron outfit’s allegation that the permission process was being deliberately delayed.
“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 city police department wrote on Twitter.
Shah’s rally will be held in a central Kolkata’s Mayo road on that day. A
Earlier in the day, Yuba Morcha (youth wing) of BJP’s Bengal unit, alleged that the they have not received any official permission for Shah’s rally despite a formal application days ago.
Amid speculation over his proposed Kolkata rally, Shah has said he does not need the Bengal government’s permission to come to Kolkata and dared the state administration to arrest him.
“It does not matter whether I get permission or not, I will definitely go to Kolkata. If the state government wants, it can arrest me,” Shah said in Delhi.
This would be Shah’s second visit to Bengal within 45 days after he came here on a two-day visit on June 27 and met the families of BJP activists allegedly killed in post panchayat poll violence in the state’s Purulia district.