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W.B. Assembly polls | EC bars BJP leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning for 48 hours

BJP leader Rahul Sinha. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on April 13 barred BJP leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning for 48 hours for his alleged remarks that the 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 April 13 and will remain in force till 12 noon of April 15, 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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