Guwahati, Apr 04: The Election Commission on Saturday reduced the 48-hour campaign ban imposed on Assam minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma to 24 hours after he tendered an “unconditional apology” and assured the poll panel that he will abide by the provisions of the model code.
After the EC reduced the ban, Sarma became eligible to campaign from the evening.
In his fresh representation to EC, Sarma pleaded for reducing the ban to 24 hours on the ground that he is himself a candidate in the constituency which is scheduled to go for polls on Tuesday. He also tendered an unconditional apology to the EC, which was considered.
The Election Commission had on Friday banned Sarma from all modes of campaigning for 48 hours for allegedly making threatening remarks against Bodoland People”s Front (BPF) chief Hagrama Mohilary.
Meanwhile, Congress hit out at the EC for reducing the…