Hours after barring Assam Finance Minister and BJP’s chief poll strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Election Commission has ordered the substitute of his brother because the Superintendent of Police of Goalpara district.
In an official communication to the State’s Chief Electoral Officer on Friday, the EC ordered the switch of Sushanta Biswa Sarma from Goalpara “to some suitable post in State headquarters”.
The order named IPS officer Veera Venkata Rakesh Reddy as Mr. Sushanta Biswa Sarma’s substitute.
Earlier, the EC had barred Mr. Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning for 48 hours. The Minister has accordingly introduced he’ll steer clear of all electoral actions forward of the third and ultimate part on April 6.
The ballot physique took motion towards the Minister for allegedly intimidating Bodoland People’s Front chief Hagrama Mohilary, whose social gathering is a key constituent of the Congress-led Mahajot, or grand alliance.
Voters in Goalpara district will train their franchise within the third part on April 6. The first and second phases of voting had been carried out on March 27 and April 1.