The Hush Post| 8:16 am |two-minute-read|
For the first time ever Election Commission ordered a 72-hour long prohibition against a political leader for campaigning. The EC banned Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath for violation of model code of conduct for uttering communal remarks in their campaign speeches. The EC has also prohibited BSP chief Mayawati for 48 hours, starting 6 am April 16.
Both the leaders have been barred from holding any public meetings, road shows and give any interviews or public speeches.
The two have been asked not to use social media as well.
Both the leaders were served with notices on Thursday night and they were asked to reply within a day.
Adityanath made remarks on “Ali” and “Bajrang Bali,” while addressing a rally in Meerut.
The Chief Minister’s statement came after Mayawati appealed to Muslims not to support the Congress, as they were the only party fighting the BJP.
Mayawati appealed to the Muslim community to back the grand alliance candidate in Deoband, during a joint rally on April 7.
Earlier, Yogi Adityanath was warned by the EC since he was found violating the Model Code of Conduct, by saying ‘Modiji ki sena,’ while raking up the Balakot air strike during a Ghaziabad rally.