Kolkata Police grants permission for Amit Shah's rally

After days of 'dilly-dallying' over granting permission for Union Home Minister Amit Shah's proposed rally in Kolkata on March 1, the Kolkata Police has finally accorded it, a senior BJP leader said.

The saffron party had on February 20 submitted a letter to the Kolkata Police seeking permission for the rally, he said.

"We have got the permission on Monday. Now things will move as per schedule. It will be a mega event," BJP state general secretary Rathindra Bose said.

Shah is scheduled to address the rally at Shaheed Minar Ground where state BJP leaders will felicitate him for the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Parliament, party sources said.

This will be Shah's second visit to West Bengal after assuming the office of the Union home minister.