West Bengal Governor C.V. Ananda Bose on Friday promised to intervene within the matter of denial of police permission for Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s proposed public assembly in Siliguri in Darjeeling district on Sunday as part of the social gathering’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.
“The matter is being looked into by the administration. If the administration fails to act, I will personally look into the matter, ” the Governor instructed mediapersons, hours after it surfaced that the police have denied permission for the proposed public assembly.
As per the plans of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC), a gathering was scheduled in Siliguri on Sunday, adopted by Rahul Gandhi addressing a gathering.
However, in line with state Congress leaders, the Siliguri Metropolitan Police have denied permission for the general public assembly on the final second citing sure examination to be held in Siliguri on that day.
The Congress management has now determined to go forward with the proposed rally and cancel the assembly.
Meanwhile, state Congress chief and five-time MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has launched a scathing assault towards the state administration over the denial of permission.
“The Nyay Yatra faced a lot of resistance in Manipur from the BJP-led government there. But it was unexpected that we would receive similar non-cooperation from the administration in West Bengal as well. It is most unfortunate that police permission has been denied for our proposed meeting on Sunday, ” Chowdhury stated.
The Congress management additionally alleged that the social gathering is going through administrative hurdles in conducting the Nyay Yatra in West Bengal ever because it entered the state by Boxirhat in Cooch Behar district on Thursday morning.