The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday allowed the BJP to hold "rath yatra" rallies in West Bengal. The saffron party had filed a petition challenging the state government's denial of permission for the rallies.
The high court imposed conditions for the yatra. It said the procession shouldn't impede traffic, and that the petitioner (the BJP) would be responsible for any wrongful damage to public property.
It also said distict authorities should be informed at least 12 hours before the yatra begins.
A single-judge bench of the court had declined to give the BJP permission to hold the yatra on December 7. A day later, a division bench asked the West Bengal chief secretary, the home secretary and the state police chief to meet with three BJP representatives and take a call by December 14.