NEW DELHI: Congress has urged the EC to bar from the Bihar campaign outsiders” who were held guilty of violation of code of conduct for giving communal or casteist speeches in 2019 polls, arguing that penalties imposed for violation during the poll process are not adequate deterrent, reports Subodh Ghildiyal. While Congress did not name any party, its plea appears directed at BJP.
The party has further told the election watchdog that ECs punishment of barring a campaigner for 48 hours for code violation is not enough as “star campaigners” who come from outside campaign for maximum two days at a stretch. Referring to such campaigners being used strategically, Congress said parties that benefit from “vitiated atmosphere” created by communal speeches are ready to attract the penalty of 48-hour ban. Read More – Source