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After Sarma, the EC should also ban PM Modi and Amit Shah from campaigning in Assam: Congress | India News


PANCHKULA (Haryana): A day after the Election Commission banned BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning in the ongoing elections for Assam’s assembly, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Saturday that the EC should also ban Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and JP Nadda from campaigning. to ensure free and fair elections in the state.
“EC banning Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning for 48 hours shows that the BJP has lost polls and is resorting to tactics to influence polls. But, they will not succeed in their conspiracy. We urge that, although notices have been given the newspaper that ran the ads should also ban Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Sarbananda Sonowal and JP Nadda, who were featured in ads in Assam newspapers, for free and fair polls, “Surjewala told ANI.
The congressional leader also urged the EC to investigate the matter of “stolen EVMs that were found in the car of the BJP candidate” in Assam. “The arrest warrants for the BJP workers must be issued. Only then can a fair election be guaranteed,” he said.
Surjewala also exudes confidence that Congress will win Assam’s assembly elections with a three-quarters majority, but added that “until such time as there are no legal actions against Sarma and other BJP leaders, it cannot be established the fairness of the election “.
On Friday, the Electoral Commission banned Sarma from campaigning for the ongoing Assam elections for 48 hours for his comment against the president of the Bodoland Popular Front, Hagrama Mohilary.
Sarma, who had left Congress before the 2016 assembly elections, is competing from Jalukbari.
The second phase that took place on Thursday had a voter turnout of 74.76 percent. Voting for the third and final phase will take place on April 6 and the vote count will take place on May 2.

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