EC in Action after Attack on Owaisi and Babita Phogat, Directed State Governments to Provide Security to Star Campaigners

Election Commission has taken a big step after the attack on the convoy of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and BJP's star campaigner Babita Phogat in Meerut. The commission has directed the state governments to provide security to the star campaigners.
EC in Action after Attack on Owaisi and Babita Phogat, Directed State Governments to Provide Security to Star Campaigners

EC in Action after Attack on Owaisi and Babita Phogat, Directed State Governments to Provide Security to Star Campaigners

Now only three days are left for voting for the first phase of the UP assembly elections 2022. All the parties have put their stars in the campaign field. Meanwhile, the Election Commission has taken a big step after the attack on the convoy of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and BJP's star campaigner Babita Phogat in Meerut. The commission has directed the state governments to provide security to the star campaigners.

Star campaigners will get adequate protection

The Election Commission directed the Chief Secretaries of all the states to provide adequate security to the star campaigners of political parties during the elections. The Election Commission said that they have come to know that star campaigners are facing security-related issues in five states which are going to polls. The commission has not mentioned any specific case in its letter.

Commission gave instructions to the governments

The commission further said in the letter that the party concerned would give tour plans, route charts and other necessary information to the District Magistrate and the Chief Electoral Officer so that necessary security could be provided to their star campaigners. The letter states that the security arrangements of star campaigners will be monitored by a nodal officer at the state level and by a nodal officer at the district level. Nodal officers will be appointed by the respective State Governments or Union Territories.

Judicial custody for those who shot at Owaisi's car

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Judicial custody for those who shot at Owaisi's car

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi Owaisi is one of the star campaigners of his party All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. After the incident of shooting at his car during the election campaign in western Uttar Pradesh, a big question was raised about the security of star campaigners in the state. However, both the youths who opened fire on Owaisi's car have been arrested and sent to judicial custody for 14 days.

BJP star campaigner Babita Phogat's convoy attacked

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BJP star campaigner Babita Phogat's convoy attacked

Apart from this, on January 5, in Meerut, in village Dabathuwa of Siwalkhas assembly constituency, the BJP candidate was fiercely opposed during campaigning for UP elections . During this, the convoy of BJP's star campaigner and international wrestler Babita Phogat was attacked in Dabathua. Wrestler Babita Phogat was campaigning door-to-door. During this not only he was opposed but supporters were also beaten up. There are reports of many people getting injured in this attack.

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