In a massive jolt for BJP and BSP, the Election Commission (EC) has banned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP chief Mayawati from campaigning. The action has been taken for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by making objectionable statements.
The EC has banned Adityanath for 72 hours while Mayawati has been banned for 48 hours from campaigning.
Election Commission bans UP CM Yogi Adityanath and BSP chief Mayawati from election campaigning for 72 hours & 48 hours respectively, starting from 6 am tomorrow, for violating Model Code of Conduct by making objectionable statements in their speeches. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/j1cYzMY8Mr
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 15, 2019
Earlier, BSP chief Mayawati had asked the Muslim community not to split its votes in the national election. On the other hand, Yogi in reply to Mayawati’s comment had said that the Congress, the SP and the BSP have faith in Ali and BJP has faith in Bajrang Bali. He had also referred Indian Army as “Modi Ki Sena” during another campaign.