EC bars Yogi Adityanath, Mayawati from campaigning
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
The Election Commission of India temporary banned Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati from campaigning for violating the model code of conduct.
Mayawati was issued the notice by Election Commission for her speech in Deoband appealing to Muslims to not vote for a particular party. She has been barred from campaigning, in the form of public meetings, road shows or media interviews, for the next two days from April 16 (6am).The BSP chief had prima facie violated the model code of conduct, the poll panel found.
While Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been barred from campaigning, in the form of public meetings, road shows or media interviews, for the next three days from April 16 (6am). Adityanath was served the notice for his “Ali” and “Bajrang Bali” remarks while addressing a rally in Meerut.
Taking note of the speeches made by BSP supremo Mayawati and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during poll campaign, the Supreme Court on Monday sought to know from the Election Commission the action initiated against them so far.
While hearing a PIL seeking strict action against political parties for religion and caste-based remarks made by their members, the Supreme Court had said the poll body was duty-bound to take action and cannot sleep over such issues.