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Under Fire : EC Asks Dilip Ghosh To Explain Several Sitalkuchi Remark , Rahul Sinha Banned From Campaigning For 48 Hrs

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Facing severe flak for the tilt towards BJP, the Election Commission has now issued a notice to West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh for his alleged remarks that there would be “Sitalkuchi in several places”, after four people were killed when central forces opened fire during polling in Cooch Behar district. He has been asked to respond to the notice and make his stand clear on his remarks by Wednesday morning.

The Trinamool Congress had approached the Commission against Ghosh. The notice cited Ghosh’s alleged remarks that “if someone crosses his limits then you have seen what happened in Sitalkuchi. There will be Sitalkuchi in several places.”

Earlier , The Election Commission barred Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning for 48 hours for his alleged remarks that 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 Tuesday 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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