New Delhi: Election Commission of India imposes a ban of 24 hours on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning in any manner from 8 pm of April 12 till 8 pm of April 13
The action was taken by the polling body after Banerjee 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 Trinamool chief was filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after Banerjee 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.