EC bans BJP leader Rahul Sinha for 48 hours from campaigning over his remark on Cooch Behar violence
BJP’s Rahul Sinha gets barred by the Election Commission over his remark on the Cooch Behar incident. Also, a notice has been issued to BJP’s Dilip Ghosh in connection with the same.
The Election Commission, on Tuesday, has put a ban on BJP’s Rahul Sinha from campaigning for the next 48 hours keeping in view his remarks over the Cooch Behar incident on which he said that more people should have been shot dead.
In addition to this, the EC has also issued a notice to the Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh over his remarks on the Cooch Behar incident in which four people were killed in a firing.
The EC’s ban will remain in effect till 12 pm on the 15th of April. Well, Rahul Sinha is a BJP candidate in the Habra constituency. He said, “Not four, but eight people should have been shot dead in Sitalkuchi.” Additionally, Bengal BJP Chief, whom the notice has been issued by the EC, was seeking an explanation of Sinha’s remarks over the incident.
Election Commission of India imposes a ban on BJP leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning in any manner for next 48 hours commencing from 12 pm today till 12 pm on 15th April over his remarks on Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar violence.
— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2021
The TMC, on Monday, had requested the Election Commission to take strict action against BJP leaders Rahul Sinha, Dilip Ghosh as well as Sayantan Basu over their reactions to the Cooch Behar violence that took away the lives of four people.
Well, a day before the ban on Rahul Sinha, the EC also barred the campaigning of Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over her remarks on the Central Forces guarding the polling booths during the assembly election.
Although, the Cooch Behar incident came to light after there broke out a clash between BJP and TMC workers, on Saturday, during the fourth phase of assembly elections. During the clash, the CISF, in order to curb the mob, opened fire which killed four people. The TMC claimed that the deceased ones were the supporters of TMC. It also accused the BJP of the incident.
Several public figures including Prime Minister Modi and Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee have expressed sadness over the incident.