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EC halves Himanta Biswa Sarma campaign ban | India News


NEW DELHI / GUWAHATI: By granting relief to Assam’s minister and high-ranking BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Election Commission lowered its campaign ban from 48 hours to 24 hours on Saturday after it offered an unconditional apology to the commission and make sure to comply with the model code. conduct in the future.
The reduced ban period ended at 6.30pm on Saturday and the star BJP activist returned to the streets of Guwahati leading hundreds of supporters in a road show for AGP candidate Ramendra Narayan Kalita in the Guwahati West constituency. . “I was campaigning in Kokrajhar last night when the order came from the EC. I’ve slept well for three hours after so many months, ”said Sarma.
On Sunday afternoon, BJP will end its campaign in the Himanta constituency with Amit Shah’s speech at Suwalkuchi.
Also on Saturday, in an unrelated event, the EC transferred Himanta’s younger brother, Sushanta Biswa Sarma, the SP of Goalpara district, to the police headquarters. The EC has replaced him with IPS officer Veera Venkata Rakesh.
Himanta, aggrieved by the 48-hour ban for allegedly threatening the president of the Bodoland Popular Front, Hagrama Mohilary, sent a representation to the EC on Saturday seeking a modification of its ban order.

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