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EC bars BJP leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning in West Bengal polls for 48 hours

The EC ruled that Sinha's comments encouraging the violence in Cooch Behar, which resulted in the deaths of 4 people, violated the model code of conduct.

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New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday barred BJP 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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