#WestBengalElections2021 : Mamata Banerjee On A Dharna Against 24 Hr Ban, Sanjay Raut Says EC Acting On Behest Of BJP

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sat on a dharna at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata, as a mark of protest against what she called the Election Commission of India’s “unconstitutional decision” to bar her from campaigning for 24 hours in the ongoing state assembly polls.

Election Commission of India (ECI) imposed a ban on her for 24 hours from campaigning in any manner from 8 pm of April 12 till 8 pm of April 13

Ealier, she had said that she will stage the dharna at 12 noon on Tuesday at Gandhi Murti in the city. The poll panel’s order had come after Banerjee’s remarks against central forces and a statement which had alleged religious overtones.

Meanwhile Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut has alleged that the Election Commission’s decision to bar West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours was taken at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata party.

This was a “direct attack on democracy” and sovereignty of independent institutions of the country, Raut claimed in a tweet.

The Sena’s chief spokesperson expressed solidarity with Banerjee, while terming as the “Bengal Tigress”.

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