SC decline urgent hearing on BJP’s Plea on Rath Yatra

The BJP today received a major setback in Supreme Court, as it declined to accord urgent hearing it’s plea challenging a Calcutta High Court order not allowing its Rath Yatra in West Bengal.

The lawyer associated with the plea said they have been informed by the apex court registry that the matter would be listed in the normal course. The top court is closed for winter vacations.

The BJP is proposing to launch rath yatra from three places of the state. The state government denied permission on the plea it may evoke law and order problem, besides communal tensions.

The BJP had challenged last Friday’s order of the division bench of the high court which had set aside the order of a single judge allowing the yatra.

The party approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to hold the campaign ‘Save Democracy Rally’, which would cover 42 parliamentary constituencies in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.

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