Election Commission bars Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours, Mayawati for 48 hours
The Election Commission acted against hate speeches in the run up to the national election and barred Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours and BSP chief Mayawati for 48 hours starting tomorrow morning.
The commission’s orders came hours after the Supreme Court gave the poll panel time till tomorrow to report on the action taken against the two prominent politicians for their controversial speeches.
In separate orders, the Election Commission “condemned” the two speeches and “censured” the politicians before issuing a gag order.
“The Commission, under Article 324 of the Constitution of India and all other powers enabling in this behalf, bars him from holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, road shows and interviews, public utterances (electronic, print, social media) etc in connection with ongoing elections for 72 hours from 6 am on 16 April 2019,” the panel said.