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Poll panel bars Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning for 48 hours

Opposition Congress had lodged a formal complaint against the star campaigner of BJP Himanta Biswa Sarma for threatening their alliance partner Bodo Peoples Front (BPF) Chief Hagrama Mohilary of sending him to jail by misusing the central agency NIA.

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Guwahati: The Election Commission has imposed a 48-hour campaign ban on Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma for violation of the model code of conduct.

“The committee strongly condemns the impugned statements made by Sh. Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP leader and star campaigner. The commission, under article 324 of the constitution of India and all other powers enabling in this behalf, bars him from holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, roadshows, interviews and public utterances in media in connection with the ongoing elections for 48 hours from immediate effect on 02.04.2021,” the Election Commission said in its order.

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Opposition Congress had lodged a formal complaint against the star campaigner of BJP Himanta Biswa Sarma for threatening their alliance partner Bodo Peoples Front (BPF) Chief Hagrama Mohilary of sending him to jail by misusing the central agency NIA.

The Election Commission on Thursday has asked Mr Sarma for an explanation by April 2 over his statement of sending Hagrama Mohilary to jail.

Assam is going for the third and final phase of polling on April 6, campaigning for which will end on April 4.

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