India  

'Won't stage dharna': Dilip Ghosh reacts to campaign ban over Sitalkuchi remarks

Video Credit: HT Digital Content - Duration: 02:45s - Published
'Won't stage dharna': Dilip Ghosh reacts to campaign ban over Sitalkuchi remarks

'Won't stage dharna': Dilip Ghosh reacts to campaign ban over Sitalkuchi remarks

Election Commission imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh.

The ban has been imposed over his 'there will be Sitalkuchi in several places' remarks.

Commission 'sternly' warned Ghosh and advised him to desist from using such statements.

Four people died in a firing incident by CISF in Sitalkuchi during the fourth phase of polls.

Officials had said the jawans opened fire after they came under attack from locals.

The campaign ban on Ghosh will be in effect from 7 pm April 15 to 7 pm April 16.

Reacting to EC's order, Ghosh said he will not stage dharna unlike CM Mamata Banerjee.

Earlier, Ghosh was also sent notice by EC for his alleged remarks over the Sitalkuchi incident.

Poll campaign has seen EC clamping down on several leaders for objectionable utterances.

EC earlier barred Mamata from campaigning for 24 hours for remarks against central forces.


You Might Like


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Dilip Ghosh (politician) Dilip Ghosh (politician) Indian Member of Parliament

'Incoming garbage' got BJP tickets in Bengal: Tathagata

Former Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy led a blistering attack against the "foursome" Kailash-Dilip-Shiv-Arvind (KDSA) - Bengal BJP minder Kailash Vijayvargiya,..
IndiaTimes
Bengal violence: BJP delegation meets 4-member MHA team [Video]

Bengal violence: BJP delegation meets 4-member MHA team

A 10-member BJP delegation, led by state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, met the four-member team from Home Ministry at the BSF office in Kolkata. MHA deputed the team to assess the ground situation amid the post-poll violence in West Bengal. Additional Secretary in Home Ministry Govind Mohan, Additional Secretary in Education Ministry Vinit Joshi, Joint Director of Intelligence Bureau Janardan Singh and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) IB, Nalin are among the team. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after post-poll results.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:48Published
‘Mamata ji doesn’t represent Bengali culture’: JP Nadda on Bengal violence [Video]

‘Mamata ji doesn’t represent Bengali culture’: JP Nadda on Bengal violence

BJP chief JP Nadda met violence-affected BJP workers in West Bengal on May 4. He met the family of party worker who was allegedly killed in post-poll violence in Beliaghata, Kolkata. West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh also accompanied Nadda. “Only those who cannot hear a mother’s screams can call such serious issues a stunt, a drama. BJP will not tolerate such bloodied politics done just for power. BJP will not tolerate political oppression on the people of Bengal. I had said it earlier too, Mamata ji does not represent Bengali culture. Intolerance, thy name is Mamata ji,” said Nadda. Watch the full video for more.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 03:23Published
JP Nadda meets violence-affected BJP workers in South 24 Parganas [Video]

JP Nadda meets violence-affected BJP workers in South 24 Parganas

On May 04, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda and state party chief Dilip Ghosh visited residence of party worker that has been allegedly vandalised by TMC workers. JP Nadda talked to the violence-affected BJP workers there. Nadda is on a two-day visit to the state.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:42Published

Sitalkuchi Sitalkuchi Community development block in West Bengal, India

Watch: Mamata's alleged call on Bengal firing leaked by BJP, complaint to EC [Video]

Watch: Mamata's alleged call on Bengal firing leaked by BJP, complaint to EC

BJP released a purported audio clip of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaking to Sitalkuchi nominee. BJP claimed that Mamata proposed a rally with bodies of Cooch Behar firing victims. A BJP delegation urged Bengal Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab to take note of the clip. BJP claimed such a move could lead to untoward situations in the state amid ongoing polls. Meanwhile, TMC has described the audio clip as 'bogus' and said no such conversation took place. Violence marred a Cooch Behar polling booth during the fourth round of voting on April 10. Four persons died near a booth in Sitalkuchi constituency of Cooch Behar district. Reports suggest central forces opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals. Incident took place after locals allegedly attempted to snatch rifles of central forces. Watch the full video for more details.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 02:44Published
Watch: Purported video of Sitalkuchi firing goes viral, TMC calls it 'genocide' [Video]

Watch: Purported video of Sitalkuchi firing goes viral, TMC calls it 'genocide'

A purported video from Sitalkuchi in Bengal's Cooch Behar is doing rounds on social media. Four villagers had died in the area in an altercation with CRPF jawans during the fourth phase of polling. Ruling TMC said video vindicates its position that there was no provocation for CRPF to fire. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien went on to dub it as cold-blooded genocide. The video shows many locals gathered in a field, while some are seen wielding sticks. In the viral video, some central force jawans can also be seen. Soon firing can be heard, though it is not clear who fired the shot. Video shows a ruckus erupt in the area after the shots are fired. Earlier, Cooch Behar SP had said there was rumour that police opened fire. Debasish Dhar had added that the rumour led locals to come out in large numbers. The SP had said that this led the Central forces to open fire in self defence.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 02:02Published
Mamata Banerjee meets families of those killed in Cooch Behar violence | Oneindia News [Video]

Mamata Banerjee meets families of those killed in Cooch Behar violence | Oneindia News

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met with the families of people who were killed during the fourth round of voting for the state assembly elections on April 10 in Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar. While an 18-year-old first time voter was shot dead by miscreants when he was standing in a queue to cast his vote, four others were killed in firing by central forces reportedly in self-defence on the same day. #MamataBanerjee #CoochBeharViolence #CoochBehar

Credit: Oneindia    Duration: 01:02Published
CM Mamata Banerjee meets families of Cooch Behar violence victims [Video]

CM Mamata Banerjee meets families of Cooch Behar violence victims

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on April 14 met families of victims who were killed in violence in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi during 4th phase of assembly elections.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:01Published

Bharatiya Janata Party, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party, West Bengal Indian political party

WB polls: BJP State vice president Arjun Singh casts his vote [Video]

WB polls: BJP State vice president Arjun Singh casts his vote

The voting for the sixth phase of West Bengal polls is underway on April 22. West Bengal BJP vice president Arjun Singh cast his vote at booth number 144 in Jagatdal. His son and party's candidate from Bhatpara, Pawan Singh also cast his vote at the polling station. Eight-phased Bengal polls will conclude on April 29.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:03Published
Dilip Ghosh attacks Mamata over her dharna, says 'not following EC's decision' [Video]

Dilip Ghosh attacks Mamata over her dharna, says 'not following EC's decision'

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh attacked West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over her dharna against EC's campaign ban. Ghosh blamed the Bengal CM for deaths in Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of polling. “She (Mamata) is targeting the Election Commission and giving direction to loot EVMs. Mamata Banerjee is completely responsible for the deaths (in Sitalkuchi). She is not following the decision taken by EC and is sitting on dharna. She, who protests against SC and the Constitution, will never follow law,” said Ghosh. Mamata is sitting on dharna next to a Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Kolkata's Mayo road. EC imposed a 24-hour ban on the TMC supremo from campaigning in any manner. Ban has been imposed over Mamata's remarks against the central forces. Meanwhile, EC also issued a notice to Ghosh for his remarks on the Sitalkuchi incident.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 02:10Published
'CM Mamata protesting against SC, Constitution': Dilip Ghosh on her dharna [Video]

'CM Mamata protesting against SC, Constitution': Dilip Ghosh on her dharna

BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh on April 13 reacted on state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sitting on dharna after Election Commission banned her from campaigning for 24 hours. Blaming CM Mamata for the killings in Cooch Behar, he said that "she is protesting against Supreme Court and the Constitution of India". "I don't believe that she (Mamata Banerjee) will follow the law. It doesn't suit a Chief Minister," said Ghosh. Mamata Banerjee is sitting on dharna at Gandhi Murti, as a mark of protest after the Election Commission (EC) imposed a ban on her for 24 hours from campaigning in any manner from 8 pm of April 12 till 8 pm of April 13.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:13Published

Mamata Banerjee Mamata Banerjee Chief Minister of West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee writes to PM, calls for liberal, pro-active import of COVID-19 vaccines

The Trinamool Congress supremo also expressed her willingness to provide land for the purpose.
DNA

8 women and 7 minority MLAs among Mamata's 43 ministers

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has struck a fine balance between experience and fresh faces, packing her council of 43 ministers with eight women and seven members..
IndiaTimes

West Bengal cabinet: Mamata Banerjee keeps Home and Health portfolios, Amit Mitra retains Finance

After as many as 43 Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders were sworn in as ministers in Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet on Monday.
DNA

Ahead of Eid, Mamata Banerjee allows religious, cultural gatherings with 50 attendees in West Bengal

"I request that there should be no big gatherings as Azaan can be heard from home," Mamata Banerjee said.
DNA

Related news from verified sources

After Didi, BJP netas face EC ire for provocative remarks

A day after it slapped a 24-hour campaign ban on Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for alleged communal...
IndiaTimes - Published


Related videos from verified sources

Kailash Vijayvargiya welcomes EC's decision on Dilip Ghosh, says 'everyone should follow guidelines' [Video]

Kailash Vijayvargiya welcomes EC's decision on Dilip Ghosh, says 'everyone should follow guidelines'

Reacting on the Election Commission's decision over a 24-hour ban on West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh from election campaigning for making "highly provocative and inciteful remarks", party..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:46Published
WB polls: EC bans Dilip Ghosh for 24 hrs from campaigning [Video]

WB polls: EC bans Dilip Ghosh for 24 hrs from campaigning

Election Commission imposed a 24-hour ban on West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh from election campaigning for making "highly provocative and inciteful remarks". Ghosh's ban will be valid till April..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:02Published
'Day off for me': Dilip Ghosh after getting ban for 24 hrs by EC [Video]

'Day off for me': Dilip Ghosh after getting ban for 24 hrs by EC

After being banned by the Election Commission for making "highly provocative and inciteful remarks", WB BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said, "It is fine. EC wants free and fair elections and this time the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:28Published