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Election Commission has imposed a ban of 24 hours on the BJP leader Sayantan Basu during which he will not be allowed to campaign during the ongoing Assembly Polls in West Bengal. The ban period will come into effect from 7PM yesterday  to 7 PM today. The ban was imposed as the Commission found his remarks in violation of Model Code of Conduct, MCC. The Commission has  warned and condemned Mr Basu and strongly advised him to desist from using such statements while making public utterances during the period when Model Code of Conduct is in force.

In reply to the Commission's notice, the BJP leader said that he never intended to make any statement contravening MCC and if at all, any of his expression is construed as violation of any provision of MCC or other provisions of law, he respectfully submits that he shall be careful in future and he regrets his remarks.
 
The Election Commission has also banned TMC leader Sujata Mondal from campaigning for 24 hours for her remarks found to be in violation of Model Code of Conduct.The ban will be effective from 7 PM yesterday to 7PM today. The Commission has carefully considered her reply which does not justify the relevant portions of her statement denigrating the Scheduled Caste community in West Bengal.

The Commission said , it is of considered view that Ms. Sujata Mondal has violated Model Code of Conduct for the Guidance of Political Parties and Candidates Through her remarks which could cause tension between different castes thereby adversely affecting the election process. The Commission has  warned the TMC leader and advised her to desist from using such statements while making public utterances during the period when Model Code of Conduct is in force.



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