Can't Muzzle Campaigning; But Can't Allow Violence Too: EC Sources on WB Campaign Ban

Can't Muzzle Campaigning; But Can't Allow Violence Too: EC Sources on WB Campaign Ban

New Delhi: The Election Commission took a "judicious" decision to ban campaigning in West Bengal from Thursday night and not morning as it was against abruptly taking away the right of political parties to seek votes but at the same time wanted violence to end ahead of May 19 polls, sources have said. The Commission has been under attack from political parties for not curtailing campaigning in nine Lok Sabha seats in the state from Thursday morning.

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