Kolkata: The Election Commission on Sunday imposed a 24-hour marketing campaign ban on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Sayantan Basu and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Sujata Mondal from campaigning in West Bengal for his or her controversial remarks made through the ongoing meeting polls.
The ban imposed by the ballot physique, which strongly suggested the 2 leaders to desist from utilizing such statements whereas making public utterances when the Model Code of Conduct is in power, will come into impact from 7 p.m. immediately.
The Election Commission, which had issued a showcause discover to Basu for his “inflammatory statement” throughout a public rally within the state, after verifying the transcript mentioned the BJP chief’s assertion was discovered to be in violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
Basu had allegedly mentioned: “Don’t play the game too much, we will play the game of Sitalkuchi. If you kill one, we will kill four of you. Sitalkuchi has witnessed it.”
The ballot physique, which had earlier requested the TMC chief to elucidate her remark, in its order mentioned the Mondal’s reply doesn’t justify the related parts of her assertion “denigrating the Scheduled Caste community in West Bengal”.
Meanwhile, the election marketing campaign for the sixth section in 43 meeting constituencies unfold over 4 districts of the state on April 22 has reached a peak.
Over 78 p.c voter turnout was recorded in West Bengal through the fifth section of the meeting polls on Saturday.
West Bengal is voting in eight phases this time. The outcomes will probably be declared on May 2.