Yogi, Mayawati banned by ECI
April 16, 2019
The Election Commission is making sure that politicians are following the model code of conduct for the general elections.
Election Commission of India-ECI has taken action against Chief Minister of Uttar Pardesh, Yogi Adityanath and Mayawati, the chief of BSP for violating the Model Code of Conduct.
The two politicians have been banned from participating in the campaigning activity for using communal remarks in their speech.
Yogi Adityanath has been banned for 72 hours or 3 days for using 'Ali-Bajrangbali' remarks in his campaign speech, while Mayawati got the ban for 48 hours or 2 days.
Yogi Adityanath had said, "If the Congress, the SP and the BSP have faith in Ali, then we too have faith in Bajrang Bali."
Mayawati had urged Muslim voters to vote for the candidates of her party and alliance, in a recent speech given at Deoband.
The ban came into effect from 6 am today as per the order of ECI.
Apart from the above two leaders, Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi have also been banned from campaigning for 72 hours and 48 hours respectively.
The action of ECI comes a day after it was slammed by the Supreme Court for failing to take action against Model Code violations.