West Bengal elections: EC bans Mamata from campaigning for 24 hours

The action was taken by the polling body after Mamata was found "violating the Model Code of Conduct"

The Election Commission on April 12 imposed a 24-hour ban on West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee from campaigning in the ongoing polls.


The action was taken by the polling body after Mamata was found "violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC)" for appealing to the voters on communal lines.


As per the order issued by the polling body, the ban will come into effect from 8 pm on April 12, and continue till 8 pm on April 13.


The complaint against the TMC chief was filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after Mamata issued an appeal to the Muslim community to not to divide their votes.


"I am requesting my minority brothers and sisters with folded hands don’t divide the minority votes after listening to the devil (shaitaan) person who had taken money from the BJP," she had said.

 

 

(This is a developing story)

 

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