Assam Elections 2021: EC bars Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning for 48 hours


New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday barred Assam minister and BJP chief Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning for 48 with instant impact for allegedly making threatening remarks towards towards Bodoland People’s Front chief Hagrama Mohilary.

“… The Commission hereby strongly condemns the impugned statements made by Himanta Biswa Sarma …

“The Commission … bars him from holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, road shows, interviews and public utterances in media (electronic, print, social media) in connection with ongoing elections for 48 hours from immediate effect on April 02 (Friday),” the order learn.

The Congress had approached the EC demanding motion towards Sarma for his comment that Mohilary can be despatched to jail by central probe company NIA if he does “extremism” with insurgent chief M Batha.

The Bodoland People’s Front is an ally of the Congress in Assam. It was beforehand with the BJP.

On Thursday, the EC discover to Sarma quoted transcript of the speech supplied by the state election equipment.

“If Hagrama does extremism with Batha he will go to jail. This is a straight talk. If Hagrama encourages Batha, he will go to jail. Already got lot of evidence. This case is beinq qiven to NIA,” in accordance with a portion of Sarma’s speech made a part of the discover.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.

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