New Delhi:5/2:(odiannews)To pre-empt a debacle like Sunday -- when his chopper was not allowed to land for a rally in north Bengal and he had to address the people on cellphone -- Yogi Adityanath had taken the road to Purulia. Landing at Bokaro in BJP-ruled Jharkhand, he drove the 50-odd km to the venue.
To his audience, Yogi Adityanath said he was not given permission to land in Purulia and it was time the "undemocratic government" was on its way out.
The BJP - which is targeting 22 out of 42 seats of Bengal -- has complained to the Election Commission saying the Mamata Banerjee government was creating hurdles for party campaigns in the state.
Last month, permission was denied for chopper of BJP chief Amit Shah to land in Malda. The plan of BJP to hold three rath yatras in the state also got scuttled, with the refusal of permission by the state which being upheld by the Supreme Court.
Mamata Banerjee -- who has been on a sit-in protest in Kolkata that has drawn together the opposition - had sounded irate about the visit of her Uttar Pradesh counterpart. "Ask Yogi to take care of Uttar Pradesh first. So many people have been killed, even the police were murdered...so many people were lynched," she said.