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Yogi Adityanath in Bengal HIGHLIGHTS | Nothing more shameful for democracy than CM on dharna: Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath in West Bengal HIGHLIGHTS: The Uttar Pradesh chief minister flew to Jharkhand on Tuesday and from there travelled to Purulia by road.

By HT Correspondent | Feb 05, 2019 21:46 IST

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressed a public meeting in Purulia district of West Bengal on Tuesday. Yogi, who was denied permission by the West Bengal government to land his chopper in South Dinajpur district on Sunday, took the road route to enter the state.

Yogi flew to Jharkhand on Tuesday and from there travelled to Purulia by road. Here are the highlights:

5:08 pm IST

Nothing can be more shameful for democracy than a CM sitting on dharna: Yogi Adityanath

Country now has a leader who made India proud globally. Nothing can be more shameful for a democracy than a chief minister sitting on dharna: Yogi Adityanath

5:05 pm IST

Had to take the road as chopper wasn’t permitted: Yogi

Yogi says even today, his chopper wasn’t allowed to land in Purulia, due to which he had to take the road. Even Amit Shah was not allowed to hold rallies in Bengal, he says.

5:00 pm IST

Once BJP comes to power, Trinamool goons hold placards saying they are criminals: Yogi Adityanath

“There are several skeletons in the Trinamool cupboard, all of which will stumble out once BJP comes to power,” Yogi says. He says once BJP comes to power, ‘Trinamool goons’ will come on the streets with placards reading that they were criminals just as goons of SP and BSP have been reduced to in UP.

4:55 pm IST

Bengal gripped by political violence: Yogi Adityanath

Mamata is protecting a corrupt police officer accused in the Saradha chit fund scam. Throw this govt out. We won by such a huge margin in UP. There was no violence. Bengal is gripped by political violence. Political workers of BJP and other parties have been murdered during panchayat elections: Yogi Adityanath

Read here | Mamata Banerjee trying to protect corrupt officer: Yogi at Bengal rally

4:50 pm IST

Mamata allows Muharram processions but not Durga Puja: Yogi Adityanath

Mamata allows Muharram processions but not Durga Puja. This govt creates obstacles for Saraswati Puja and Janmashthami as well. This govt has been questioned many times by the high court on this issue: Yogi Adityanath

4:50 pm IST

Mamata took U-turn as soon as SC order came: Yogi Adityanath

The Supreme Court today asked the Kolkata police commissioner to appear before CBI. Mamata took U-turn as soon as SC order came: Yogi Adityanath

4:47 pm IST

Bengal govt steeped in corruption: Yogi Adityanath

I came by road. I saw so much poverty. Under Modi ji’s leadership, there has been so much development all over the country. But in Bengal nothing happened: Yogi Adityanath

4:45 pm IST

This is a corrupt and undemocratic regime: Yogi Adityanath

Vivekananda had said ‘Garv se kaho hum Hindu hai’. Bengal contributed a lot to this country. It brought glory to India. It gave our national song. This is a corrupt and undemocratic regime: Yogi Adityanath

4:40 pm IST

Yogi begins speech

Yogi begins speech with Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Jai Shri Ram and Vande Mataram slogans.

4:28 pm IST

Yogi reaches Purulia

Yogi reaches Purulia. He is scheduled to address a public meeting soon.

4:27 pm IST

Bengal govt wants to hide corruption, poor financial state

They want to hide corruption, Bengal is in a bad financial state. So they want to prevent BJP leaders from visiting the state so that these things do not come out in the open. BJP will form govt in Bengal: Yogi tells ANI en route Purulia.

4:24 pm IST

Bengal govt embroiled in undemocratic and unconstitutional activities: Yogi

This (West Bengal) government is embroiled in undemocratic and unconstitutional activities and that is the reason why a ‘sanyasi’ and ‘yogi’ like me is not being allowed to step on the soil of Bengal: Yogi Adityanath tells ANI en route Purulia.

4:12 pm IST

Yogi crosses Bengal border

Yogi crosses Bengal border. He is scheduled to address a public rally in Purulia.

4:00 pm IST

Yogi’s convoy leaves Bokaro for Purulia

Yogi Adityanath’s convoy leaves Bokaro for Purulia. The UP CM will be addressing a public rally in Purulia.

3:45 pm IST

Yogi arrives in Bokaro

Yogi Adityanath arrives in Bokaro. He will go to Purulia by road from here.

3:30 pm IST

Denied permission to hold rally in Murshidabad in Bengal: Shahnawaz Hussain

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Tuesday said the TMC-led government in West Bengal has denied the party permission for a rally in Murshidabad and alleged that there is complete lawlessness in the state.

Hussain said he will still go to Murshidabad and is already on the way. Last week, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath was denied permission to hold a rally in the state, which is witnessing a political slugfest between the ruling TMC and the BJP.

“I have been told that the district administration has not given permission to hold a rally in Murshidabad, which was scheduled for today. The party had sought permission and had informed the local administration in advance,” Hussain told PTI.

3:25 pm IST

UP CM to address rally at around 3:30 pm

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath left for West Bengal’s Purulia after the adjournment of the Vidhan Sabha session today. He is slated to address the rally at around 3:30 pm.

3:00 pm IST

Denied permission to land, Yogi takes road route for Purulia rally

After being denied permission to land his chopper in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will on Tuesday land in Jharkhand’s Bokaro and then travel to West Bengal’s Purulia district by road to address a public rally.

2:40 pm IST

Yogi Adityanath leaves from Lucknow

Adityanath has already left Lucknow for his Purulia rally. Before leaving for Jharkhand from where he is expected to enter West Bengal’s Purulia by road, Adityanath posted a series of tweets accusing Mamata Banerjee government of indulging in vendetta, violence and corruption.

2:35 pm IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath to address rally in West Bengal’s Purulia

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will be addressing a public in Purulia district of West Bengal on Tuesday.