Assembly Election 2021 LIVE Updates: Ghosh has been requested to reply to the discover and make his stand clear on his remarks by 10 am on Wednesday
Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates: Ghosh has been requested to reply to the discover and make his stand clear on his remarks by 10 am on Wednesday.
Change Mamata Didi and convey a BJP CM, the celebration will present the standing of Scheduled Tribe to 11 castes of Gorkha group, mentioned the house minister on Tuesday in Darjeeling.
In its order towards the TMC supremo, the EC cited her repeated jibes towards the central forces questioning their political neutrality, and her attraction to minority voters to not divide their votes between completely different political events.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee started a dharna on Tuesday at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata, ANI reported, as a mark of protest towards what she referred to as the Election Commission’s “unconstitutional decision” to bar her from campaigning for 24 hours within the ongoing state Assembly polls.
Taking to Twitter, the TMC supremo on Monday mentioned, “To protest against the undemocratic and unconstitutional decision of the Election Commission of India, I will sit on dharna tomorrow at Gandhi
Murti, Kolkata from 12 noon.”
The ballot panel’s order had come after Mamata’s remarks towards central forces and an announcement which had alleged non secular overtones.
“Commission hereby condemns such statements potent with serious law and order problems across the state and sternly warns Mamata Banerjee and advises her to desist from using such statements while making public utterances during the period when Model Code of Conduct is in force,” the fee mentioned in its order.
Assembly polls in West Bengal started on 27 March, and the remaining 4 of the eight phases of elections will probably be held between 17 and 29 April.
Members of the Trinammol Congress joined Mamata in slamming the ballot panel for its determination on her.
Coming down closely on the EC, TMC nationwide vice-president Yashwant Sinha mentioned each establishment of democracy has been compromised.
“We always had a doubt about the impartiality of the EC. But, today it has shed whatever pretence it had. Now it is clear that EC is acting at the behest of Modi/Shah and under their direct order. Every institution of democracy is compromised today. What hope do we have?” he tweeted.
Echoing him, different senior leaders of the celebration claimed that the ballot panel was behaving like a “wing of the BJP” and its determination smacks of authoritarianism.
Derek O’Brien, the ruling celebration’s Rajya Sabha MP, mentioned it was a black day for India’s democracy.
“EC stands for Extremely Compromised. 12 April is a BLACK DAY in our democracy. Always knew we were winning Bengal,” O’Brien tweeted.
Another celebration chief, Kunal Ghosh, mentioned the choice to ban the TMC chief from campaigning for 24 hours is “atrocious and smacks of authoritarianism”.
“The EC is behaving like a wing of the BJP. The ban is atrocious and smacks of authoritarianism. The sole aim of the EC is to stop Mamata from campaigning as the BJP has already sensed defeat. This shameful,” he acknowledged.
The BJP, nevertheless, welcomed the choice and accused TMC of vitiating the ballot discourse.
“The EC did the right thing. The way TMC leaders are instigating the people against the EC and the central forces is unacceptable,” BJP chief Sourav Sikdar mentioned.