Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
1-min read

Kolkata Police Gives Nod for Amit Shah's Rally After BJP Chief Dares Mamata Govt to Arrest Him

Amit Shah had said it does not matter whether he gets permission or not, he would definitely go to Kolkata for the August 11 rally.


Updated:August 1, 2018, 5:13 PM IST
Kolkata Police Gives Nod for Amit Shah's Rally After BJP Chief Dares Mamata Govt to Arrest Him
File photos of Amit Shah and Mamata Banerjee.

Kolkata Police granted permission for Amit Shah's rally on August 11 at Mayo Road after the BJP president said the Mamata Banerjee government could arrest him if it wants but he will definitely go to Kolkata.

“It does not matter whether I get permission or not, I will definitely go to Kolkata. If the state government wants, it can arrest me,” Shah was quoted as saying by ANI.

His statement came after the BJP Yuva Morcha earlier in the day said they are yet to receive any communication from the Kolkata Police regarding permission for the August 11 rally.

Yuva Morcha state president Debjit Sarkar told PTI that they had submitted a formal application to police, seeking permission for Shah's rally. He had warned that they would move court if police deny permission.

"We submitted an application to police on Tuesday, seeking permission for the rally. We have mentioned five venues in Kolkata for the meeting, but police are yet to give us permission. We need time to prepare for the rally," he said.

Four years ago too, Kolkata administration had refused permission for a rally of Amit Shah. It was finally held after the BJP chief got a go ahead from the Calcutta High Court.

The fresh flare up between Shah and Banerjee comes amid a war of words over the National Register of Citizen issue in Assam. Both leaders have accused each other of compromising national interests for the sake of vote-bank politics.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results