Rath Yatra standoff in West Bengal updates: No SC relief for BJP; plea seeking permission for rally to be heard after winter break

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Rath Yatra standoff in West Bengal updates: No SC relief for BJP; plea seeking permission for rally to be heard after winter break
  • 16:01 (IST)

    SC declines urgent hearing on BJP's plea on Rath Yatra
     
    The Supreme Court on Monday declined to accord urgent hearing on the BJP'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 party, which sought an urgent hearing on the petition, had planned to launch the yatra from three districts of the state.
     
    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.
     
    PTI

  • 15:51 (IST)

    BJP's petition points to 'dissatisfaction' against West Bengal govt

    According to Bar and Bench, the BJP's petition says that the dissatisfaction against the state government can be seen from how "34 percent of seats in panchayat elections  went uncontested.” 

  • 15:45 (IST)

    Calcutta HC division bench had ruled against the BJP
     
    The Calcutta High Court's division bench, comprising Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and Justice Shampa Sarkar,on Friday send the case back to the single bench to consider intelligence inputs by state agencies.
     
    The two judges' bench order came after hearing an appeal moved by the West Bengal government, challenging the Thursday order of the single judge. 
     
    The division bench also asked the single-judge bench of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty to hear the case afresh to consider the intelligence inputs and dispose the matter expeditiously.
     
    The rallies, according to the original schedule, were supposed to be launched by BJP president Amit Shah from Bengal's Cooch Behar district on 7 December, Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas on 9 December 9 and from Tarapith temple in Birbhum on 14 December.
     
    PTI

  • 15:33 (IST)

    Mamata Banerjee attacking fundamental rights, alleges BJP

    The BJP, in its appeal in the Supreme Court, has said that the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal is attacking fundamental rights, CNN-News18 reported.

  • 15:28 (IST)

    Police lathicharge BJP workers

    Meanwhile, protests have escalated in West Bengal. The police has lathicharged BJP workers in Basirhat, India Today reported. This was during a protest led by Dilip Ghosh.

  • 15:25 (IST)

    West Bengal government had declined permission to hold Rath Yatra

    Earlier, after the West Bengal government had declined permission to the BJP to hold the Rath Yatra, the BJP had planned protests in the state.

  • 15:14 (IST)

    BJP's campaign expected to cover 42 parliamentary constituencies

    The BJP 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.

  • 15:10 (IST)

    West Bengal government had filed caveat in SC

    The West Bengal government has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court, to ensure that it is heard before the court passes any order in the BJP Rath Yatra matter.

  • 15:05 (IST)

    SC registrar-general declines relief to BJP

    The BJP had appealed to the Supreme Court registrar general seeking an early hearing in the case. However, the registrar-general decided that the case will not be heard during the winter break, CNN-News18 reported.

Rath Yatra standoff LIVE updates: According to Bar and Bench, the BJP's petition says that the dissatisfaction against the state government can be seen from how "34 percent of seats in panchayat elections went uncontested.”

The BJP, in its appeal in the Supreme Court, has said that the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal is attacking fundamental rights, CNN-News18 reported.

The BJP had appealed to the Supreme Court registrar general seeking an early hearing in the case. However, the registrar-general decided that the case will not be heard during the winter break, CNN-News18 reported.

The BJP on Monday approached the Supreme Court against a Calcutta High Court order not allowing its Rath Yatra in West Bengal. The party, which sought an urgent hearing, has planned to launch the yatra from three districts of the state.

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

 Rath Yatra standoff in West Bengal updates: No SC relief for BJP; plea seeking permission for rally to be heard after winter break

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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.

The apex court has received an appeal from the BJP against the high court division bench's order, an official of the Supreme Court Registry said. The official said the petition is under scrutiny. The BJP has sought an urgent hearing of its special leave petition.

The high court's division bench, comprising Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and Justice Shampa Sarkar, on Friday sent the case back to the single bench to consider intelligence inputs by state agencies.

The two judges' bench order came after hearing an appeal moved by the West Bengal government, challenging the Thursday order of the single judge. The division bench also asked the single-judge bench of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty to hear the case afresh to consider the intelligence inputs and dispose the matter expeditiously.

The rallies, according to the original schedule, were supposed to be launched by BJP president Amit Shah from Bengal's Cooch Behar district on 7 December, Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas on 9 December and from Tarapith temple in Birbhum on 14 December.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Dec 24, 2018 16:08:14 IST