New Delhi: BJP leader Uma Bharti has protested a decision of the West Bengal government banning speeches and public meetings during her proposed Ganga Samagra Yatra when it passes through the eastern state.

In a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bharti urged her to reconsider the decision as restrictions will "adversely affect" the motive of her yatra in West Bengal.

"I had a strong belief that your party (Trinamool) will actively participate in this holy cause rising above all restrictions. Instead of that expected support, this yatra has been subjected to so many restrictions," she said in the letter.

The proposed yatra will commence from September 21 from Ganga Sagar and end at Gangotri on October 28.


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