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Amit Shah to Address Kolkata Rally Amid NRC Face-Off with Mamata

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Supporters Crowd Mayo Road Ahead of Amit Shah’s Speech in Kolkata

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@BJP4India)

BJP supporters crowd at ‘Yuva Swabhiman Samavesh Rally’ in Kolkata.

Amit Shah arrived at the city at around 11:30 am to take part in a rally organised by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

Arrangements have been bettered by the BJP since the last time when the tent crashed during PM Modi gave his speech at Medinipur, reported local media houses.

Amit Shah Arrives in Kolkata

(Photo: ANI)

BJP President Amit Shah arrived at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose international airport in Kolkata on Saturday, 11 August to address the “Yuva Swabhiman Samavesh” organised by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in Kolkata.

Unidentified Miscreants Attack BJP Party Workers’ Bus

Unidentified miscreants attacked a bus which was waiting to take BJP workers to Kolkata in Nayabasat area of West Midnapore in West Bengal on Friday night, 10 August.

The bus was waiting to take BJP workers to Kolkata for party President Amit Shah’s rally. ANI reported that no injures have yet been reported and FIR has been lodged in Chandrakona Town police outpost.

TMC Cadres Put up ‘BJP Go Back’ Posters Ahead of Amit Shah’s Rally in Kolkata

(Photo: ANI)

Posters reading ‘Anti-BJP Go Back’ were seen on the streets of Kolkata ahead of BJP President Amit Shah’s rally on Saturday 11 August.

Amit Shah’s rally underscores his intention to build the NRC issue as a major poll plank in Mamata Banerjee’s state.

TMC to Hold Anti-NRC Rallies in West Bengal

TMC will take out rallies across West Bengal on Saturday to protest against the publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, a senior leader of the party said.

The state capital, however, has been exempted from tomorrow’s plan, TMC secretary-general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee told PTI.

“Barring Kolkata, we will organise rallies across the state in protest against the NRC. A separate rally will be taken out in the capital city on Sunday,” Chatterjee told reporters.

BJP Seeks Permission to Fly Drone During Shah’s Rally

A central BJP delegation on Thursday visited the venue of party president Amit Shah’s rally in Kolkata on 11 August and insisted on deployment of a drone for mass surveillance in view of the tent collapse incident at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Midnapore rally in June.

The drone is essential as lakhs of people are expected to gather at Mayo Road in Kolkata on Saturday. So from the security point of view, a drone is a necessity, Kailash Vijayvargiya told reporters.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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Updated: August 11, 2018 — 7:32 am

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