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Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s Murshidabad rally cancelled over chopper landing issue: BJP
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Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s Murshidabad rally cancelled over chopper landing issue: BJP

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New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 6 : In yet another episode of intense fight between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress, the saffron party on Wednesday said it has 'cancelled' the rally of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Murshidabad district.

"It is the same good old excuse of Trinamool Congress....the district administration denied permission to land Shivrajji's chopper," a source said.

Mr Chouhan, who was recently appointed national vice-president of the party, was scheduled to address two rallies Wednesday - one at Baharampur in Murshidabad district and the other at Kharagpur in West Midnapore district.

In a tweet earlier in the day, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said he would be traveling to Mamata Banerjee-ruled state in next two days.

"My dear brothers and sisters of West Bengal, I will be in your state in next two days; and come let us pledge together to work to materialise the dream of West Bengal," he tweeted.

BJP sources said the rally had to be 'cancelled' as the requisite permission to land the chopper at Baharampur in Murshidabad district was not given by the local administration.

However, as of now Mr Chouhan is expected to address a rally at Kharagpur later in the day.

There has been row as permission for landing of choppers had been denied for the rallies of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister Smriti Irani too.

BJP MP in Rajya Sabha Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Wednesday flayed Trinamool Congress leadership for not allowing saffron party leaders including the likes of Shahnawaz Hussain and Yogi Adityanath to campaign in West Bengal.

"Being scared of BJP leaders coming to West Bengal cannot be an excuse to stop them from coming," Mr Chandrasekhar tweeted.

"This is Mamata Banerjee in action -- self-appointed Democracy Saver," the BJP lawmaker said.(UNI)