EC bars BJP's Rahul Sinha from campaigning for 48 hours over remarks on Cooch Behar firing

The ban went into effect at noon on Tuesday and will remain in place for 48 hours, stated the Election Commission order

Press Trust of India April 13, 2021 13:19:25 IST
EC bars BJP's Rahul Sinha from campaigning for 48 hours over remarks on Cooch Behar firing

File image of BJP leader Rahul Sinha. Image courtesy: Twitter/@RahulSinhaBJP

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday barred BJP leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning for 48 hours for his alleged remarks that central forces should have killed eight rather than four people in Sitalkuchi in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district during the ongoing assembly polls.

The ban begins at 12 noon on Tuesday and will remain in force till 12 noon of 15 April, the order said.

"Commission hereby strongly condemns the above statements made by Rahul Sinha, BJP, and sternly warns him to be careful from using such statements while making public utterances during the period when Model Code of Conduct is in force," according to an order.

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