The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday attacked Mamata government after state-owned Netaji Subhash indoor stadium has cancelled the bookings in which party president Amit Shah was scheduled to attend a programme on September 11.
The BJP said the move has been taken at the behest of Mamata Banerjee. But, the ruling Trinamool Congress said that it has nothing to do with it.
State BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu said: "On August 26, we had called up the Netaji Indoor Stadium authorities. They said we were given a pencil (provisional) booking and asked us to come with a no-objection certificate issued by the Kolkata police. But on August 30, we were told that the stadium was booked for the entire month, except for the Durga Puja days between September 26-30."
Shah will be on a three day visit to West Bengal from September 11-13.
TMC sources claimed that the booking for the BJP chief's event at the stadium or its cancellation had nothing to do with any of its ministers or leaders. The stadium officials did not respond to phone calls.
The development comes a day after a row erupted over the cancellation of booking for an October 3 event, which was to be addressed by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, by a state-run auditorium.