BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sarma barred from campaigning for 48 hours by election fee

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BJP candidate from Jalukbari constituency Himanta Biswa Sarma waves at his supporters throughout a rally earlier than submitting his nomination papers, forward of the Assam Meeting Polls, in Guwahati.

Assam Minister and BJP chief Himanta Biswa Sarma has been barred from campaigning for 48 hours from Friday for threatening opposition chief Hagrama Mohilary of the Bodoland Folks’s Entrance, the Election Fee introduced.

The ballot panel mentioned that it has barred Sarma from addressing any public conferences, roadshows, media interviews, public processions, and public rallies, for 48 hours from fast impact on April 2.

Sarma has been barred from making any statements, the ballot panel mentioned, including the choice was taken beneath its powers from Article 324 of the Structure.

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The EC additionally condemned the impugned statements of Sarma, because it mentioned his reply, submitted on Friday, denying all of the allegations was not discovered passable.

The ballot panel’s motion comes within the wake of the criticism filed by the Congress on March 30, alleging that Sarma had brazenly threatened to ship Mohilary to jail by misusing the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA).

Noting “prima facie violation” of provisions of the Mannequin Code of conduct by Sarma, the EC directed the BJP chief to submit his explanations on the allegations by 5 p.m. on Friday.

The Congress and the Bodoland Folks’s Entrance are alliance companions in Assam. Sarma is contesting from Jalukbari Meeting constituency, which is able to go to polls within the third section on April 6.

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