West Bengal polls: BJP's Dilip Ghosh faces 24-hour campaign over Sitalkuchi remarks

The Election Commission had issued a notice to Ghosh for his alleged remarks that there would be 'Sitalkuchi in several places', a reference to the killing of four people in CISF firing

Press Trust of India April 15, 2021 20:14:23 IST
West Bengal polls: BJP's Dilip Ghosh faces 24-hour campaign over Sitalkuchi remarks

File image of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh. ANI

New Delhi: The Election Commission Thursday evening imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on the BJP's West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh for his "there will be Sitalkuchi in several places" remarks.

The order said the Commission "sternly warns" Ghosh and advises him to desist from using such statements while making public utterances during the period when the Model Code of Conduct is in force.

The ban will in effect from 7 pm on 15 April to 7 pm on 16 April, during which Ghosh will not be allowed to campaign.

The Commission had on Tuesday issued a notice to Ghosh for his alleged remarks after four people were killed when central forces opened fire during polling at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district.

The notice cited Ghosh's alleged remarks that "if someone crosses his limits then you have seen what happened in Sitalkuchi. There will be Sitalkuchi in several places."

The Trinamool Congress had approached the Commission against Ghosh.

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