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Not allowed to meet Governor, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari to move to HC today

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Kolkata: Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari would appeal to Calcutta High Court tomorrow after 200 BJP activists, headed by him, were denied entry to Raj Bhavan on Thursday afternoon to see Governor CV Ananda Bose amid postpoll violence. Kolkata police blocked them with multilevel barricading outside Raj Bhavan despite Bose’s signed authorisation.

“The Governor had given permission to meet 200 victims in writing,” Adhikari said.

The delegation could not enter Raj Bhawan even after waiting outside for two hours after the scheduled time of appointment with the Governor at 4PM. All the gates of Raj Bhavan were barricaded at multiple levels by police citing Section 144. These BJP workers are staying in Kolkata shelter following violence in the districts after the polls.”The Governor has allowed my secretary to bring the victims to Raj Bhavan. Mamata Banerjee’s Police was directed to raise barricades on various sides of Raj Bhavan. This is unprecedented. I have been detained for more than one hour in my vehicle. My security has been stopped. We will seek permission from Calcutta High Court and will be seeking action against the Kolkata police,” Adhikari said.

Calling the whole matter as “undemocratic”, Adhikari said, “I don’t break rules like Mamata Banerjee. I am a law abiding person. I have communicated the matter to the Governor’s OSD. The roads are in the hands of the police. I have learnt that Raj Bhawan has sought reports from the Chief Secretary and Home Secretary on the issue.” “Even during Emergency, no one had seen this kind of situation. This is illegal,” Adhikari said.