West Bengal, April 26: The Election Commission of India (EC) on Friday barred Nadia BJP District President Mahadev Sarkar from election campaigning for 48 hours which started from 4 pm on Friday. Sarkar was accused of using derogatory language against Trinamool Congress candidate Mahua Moitra during a public meeting recently. The TMC had objected to Sarkar's statement and filed a complaint against him. 'Modi Ki Sena' Row: Yogi Adityanath Censured by Election Commission, Asked to 'Be More Careful'.
EC has issued a notice to Sarkar for violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by making statements attacking the personal life of Mahua Moitra during a public meeting at Krishnanagar government college on April 22. The EC has barred the BJP leader from holding any public meeting, road show, public rally and interviews in media in connection with the ongoing elections. West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Dates: Constituency-Wise Complete Schedule Of Voting And Results For General Elections.
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Election Commission has issued a notice to Nadia BJP District President Mahadev Sarkar for violation of Model Code of Conduct by making statements attacking personal life of Mahua Moitra (TMC) during a public meeting at Krishnanagar Govt College on April 22. #WestBengal https://t.co/0pza6GXftf
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Moitra had earlier approached the Supreme Court against Sarkar's remark, the bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Deepak Gupta directed EC to take necessary actions against Sarkar for making a sexually coloured remark against her during the election campaign.
According to Moitra, the BJP district president on April 22 in his speech made offensive and sexually coloured remark against her. TMC Lok Sabha candidate said that the BJP leader's remark insulted her modesty and affected her stand with the public in Krishnanagar.