New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on January 7 the Bengal BJP's plea against a Calcutta High Court order not allowing its rath yatra in the state.

The matter was mentioned for urgent hearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and SK Kaul which agreed to hear it on January 7.

The party had approached the apex court seeking permission to hold the campaign 'Save Democracy Rally', which would cover 42 parliamentary constituencies in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.

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It had challenged the December 21 order of a division bench of the high court which had set aside the order of a single judge allowing the yatra.

Earlier, the court had come hard on the Mamata Banerjee government that cited 'intelligence report' to ban the yatra.

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The BJP was scheduled to kick-start its rath yatras from December 7 in presence of BJP president Amit Shah. But on December 6, a single-judge bench of the Calcutta high court had refused them the permission.

With PTI inputs