Kolkata, April 13, 2022: The Election Commission issues notice to Dilip Ghosh for his alleged Sitalkuchi firing remarks.
Meanwhile, the poll body has imposed a 48-hour ban from campaigning on BJP leader Rahul Sinha, also for his statement on Sitalkuchi incident.
Election Commission issues notice to Dilip Ghosh
The EC issues notice to Dilip Ghosh and he has been asked to clear his stand by Wednesday 10 am. The BJP Bengal president had made a statement after four people were killed when central forces opened fire during polling in Cooch Behar’s Sitalkuchi on Saturday.
At a public rally in Baranagar, Ghosh had said, “Naughty boys received bullets at Sitalkuchi. Central forces will be there in the booth. And if anyone crosses limit, you have seen what has happened. More Sitalkuchi-like incidents will happen in the future.”
Election Commission issues notice to Dilip Ghosh, bans Rahul Sinha
On Tuesday, the EC issues notice to Dilip Ghosh and also banned BJP leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning for next 48 hours for his remarks on Sitalkuchi.
The EC’s ban starts from Tuesday noon till noon on April 15.
“Not four, eight people should have been shot dead in Shitalkuchi,” said Sinha, BJP’s candidate in Habra constituency.
Mamata banned for 24 hours, protest in Kolkata
On Monday, the Election Commission banned Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours. The poll body said the TMC supremo cannot campaign in any manner from 8 pm on Monday till 8pm on April 13.
After Mamata was barred from campaigning till 8 pm on April 13, Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien took to Twitter took a jibe at the Election Commission. He called the Election Commission “extremely compromised.” TMC, meanwhile, said that it is a black day for democracy.
Mamata, meanwhile, staged a sit-in protest alone without any TMC flag in Kolkata.
She arrived at the Gandhi Statute in Kolkata at around 11.30 am and continued her protest till 3 pm. During the protest, the Bengal chief minister was seen sketching.