Advertisement
Monday, Sep 27, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

EC's Move To Bar Mamata Banerjee From Campaigning Was Taken At BJP's Behest: Sanjay Raut

Tweeting about the recent ban imposed on the TMC supremo by the Election Commission, Sanjay Raut said 'this is clearly done at the behest of BJP, ruling party in India'

EC's Move To Bar Mamata Banerjee From Campaigning Was Taken At BJP's Behest: Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut | File Photo
EC's Move To Bar Mamata Banerjee From Campaigning Was Taken At BJP's Behest: Sanjay Raut
outlookindia.com
2021-04-13T17:00:13+05:30

Following the Election Commission's (EC) decision to bar West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut accused that the move was taken at the behest of the BJP.

This was a "direct attack on democracy" and sovereignty of independent institutions of the country, Raut claimed. The Shiv Sena MP also wondered why only Banerjee was punished when other parties also violated some of the other rules during the ongoing West Bengal election.

Terming Banerjee as the "Bengal Tigress", the Sena's chief spokesperson expressed solidarity with her and claimed she will win the election in her state.

The Shiv Sena, which is not contesting the West Bengal polls, has extended its support to Banerjee, who heads the Trinamool Congress (TMC).

The Election Commission (EC) on Monday barred Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours over her remarks against central forces and a statement that had alleged religious overtones.

Reacting to it, Raut in a tweet said, "ECI has imposed a ban on Mamta didi for 24 hours. This is clearly done at the behest of BJP, ruling party in India."

"It is a direct attack on democracy and sovereignty of independent institutions of India. solidarity with Bengal Tigress, @MamataOfficial @derekobrienmp," the Rajya Sabha member added.

Banerjee sat on a dharna in Kolkata on Tuesday to protest against the poll panel's "unconstitutional decision".

"Why Mamata didi is being punished alone by the EC when every political party is violating some or the other rules of the model code of conduct?" Raut later asked while talking to reporters.

Leaders of a party from other states are going to West Bengal and making controversial statements, but there is no action against them, he said, without naming anyone.

The ongoing West Bengal election is like a "new Mahabharat", the Shiv Sena leader said.

"Like the previous one (Mahabharat), nobody is following the code of warfare in this new Mahabharat as well...I believe Banerjee will win this election," Raut said.

(With PTI Inputs) 

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

There Is A Method To The Madness In Opposition’s Demand For A Caste Census

There Is A Method To The Madness In Opposition’s Demand For A Caste Census

Non-BJP parties hoping to stall the massive shift of OBCs towards the Hindutva brigade. But there are gains too for the BJP if it plays its cards well.

Bharat Bandh: 18 Trains Cancelled As Farmers' Agitation Brings Traffic To Halt In Haryana, Punjab

Bharat Bandh: 18 Trains Cancelled As Farmers' Agitation Brings Traffic To Halt In Haryana, Punjab

Punjab and Haryana state highways are closed, High Courts in both states have put a stay on the physical hearings, bus services have come to a standstill.

‘Sports NFTs Are A Movement, Not Just A Meme’

‘Sports NFTs Are A Movement, Not Just A Meme’

The sports NFT market is brand new with tremendous potential and is growing fast, says Sidarttha Bezbora.

In Kashmir, Each One A Kabul Expert

In Kashmir, Each One A Kabul Expert

Long before the fall of Kabul on August 15 and before the news channels became keen on its unfolding, Kashmiris have been keeping eye on Afghanistan.

Advertisement