New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday strongly condemned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP supremo Mayawati for their communal remarks and barred them from campaigning for different periods.
The Election Commission on Monday barred BSP leader Mayawati and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning in the Lok Sabha elections for their communal remarks and barred them from campaigning for different periods.
While Adityanath was barred for 72 hours, Mayawati has been barred for 48 hours, separate EC orders said.
The two have also been "censured".
Mayawati was issued the notice for her speech in Deoband appealing to Muslims to not vote for a particular party. The BSP chief had prima facie violated the model code of conduct, the poll panel found.
Adityanath made remarks on "Ali" and "Bajrang Bali," while addressing a rally in Meerut.