Kolkata corporation permits Amit Shah's rally; Mamata is afraid, says state BJP leader

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Kolkata, Nov 29: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation gave permission to the rally of BJP president Amit Shah in the city on November 30. Kolkata's Mayor Sovan Chatterjee confirmed this. On Friday, the Calcutta High Court allowed the rally to go ahead after months of dilly-dallying by the city's administrative authorities. [Mamata Banerjee vs Amit Shah: Second Bengali vs Gujarati duel of Indian politics]

The court asked the city's civic authorities and police to cooperate with the saffron party in holding the rally. The BJP welcomed the move, saying the Trinamool Congress government's opposition to the rally was unfortunate. [Mamata Banerjee herself is enough to finish Trinamool Congress, says Amit Shah]

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The administration had earlier refused to allow the rally in front of Victoria House where Mamata Banerjee has been addressing rallies since 1994 except 2011 when her Trinamool Congress came to power in the state. [Saradha & terror have ended Bengal's isolation in national politics]

Senior BJP leader of the state Tathagatha Roy said by putting up a resistance against the BJP's rally, Mamata Banerjee only showed that she is an autocratic leader and is also afraid of the BJP's rise in the state.

BJP workers started preparing for the rally soon after the court's order arrived.

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