BIG UPDATE: Election Commission imposes ban on CM Mamata Banerjee of 24 hours from campaigning

Sushil Chandra is appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner with effect from 13th April.

On Monday, April 12, Election Commission imposed ban of 24 hours on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from election campaigning. The ban will be imposed from 8 PM on 12th April to 8 PM on 13th April, 2021, reports ANI.

On the other side, Sushil Chandra appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) with effect from 13th April, a day after incumbent CEC Sunil Arora demits office.

Earlier, on April 11, Election Commission banned the entry of all politicians in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal for next 72 hours to prevent all unlawful activities and prevent violence.

Election Commission had also directed Ministry of Home Affairs to deploy 71 more CAPF companies for upcoming four phases of elections in the West Bengal. In the fourth phase of the elections, a total of five persons were killed, including four in alleged firing by Central Reserve Force personnel.

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