National Desk: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday alleged that the Election Commission has decided to stop West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours. Raut tweeted that this is a direct attack on the sovereignty and democracy of the country's independent institutions. Expressing solidarity with Banerjee, the Shiv Sena's chief spokesperson called her a lioness of Bengal.
Assembly elections are going on in West Bengal. The Shiv Sena is not contesting this election, but has given its support to Banerjee. The commission has banned Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours due to statements against central forces and a statement of alleged religious instincts. Raut tweeted, CHECI (Election Commission of India) has banned Mamata Didi for 24 hours. This was done explicitly at the behest of the ruling party in India.
He tweeted, This is a direct attack on the sovereignty and democracy of independent institutions in India. I express solidarity with the lioness of Bengal. Criticizing the Election Commission's decision to impose a 24-hour ban on election campaigning, Banerjee said she would hold a sit-in in Kolkata on Tuesday against the unconstitutional decision of the commission.