and SP leader Azam Khan
+ – from a 48-72 hour campaign for their "very provocative" or "derogatory" comments made during the course of the campaign.
Adityanath and Khan were banned for 72 hours, starting at 6 and 10 respectively on April 16, from holding public meetings, processions, gatherings, road shows and interviews and public statements in media related to the ongoing polls. A similar ban, although for 48 hours, starting at 6 and 10, respectively, on April 16, was placed on Mayawati and Maneka for what the EC called as calls for common feelings for votes.
However, Adityanath and Mayawati took their comments into account. "I used the term & # 39; green virus & # 39; for the thought that applies voting policy to religious lines … So & # 39; n scary thought is harmful to healthy politics … Those who practice such politics should be eliminated just like a virus is removed, "the CM said.
Mayawati called the EC "anti-Dalit" and accused him of working on behalf of BJP.
The election committee said on Monday that he "strongly" condemned CMYogi Adityanath for him
"green virus" and "Ali-Bajrang Bali" comments
+ made during his campaign in Meerut on April 9 and "censures" him for "misconduct". With a similar verdict against BSP chief Mayawati for her & # 39; very provocative speech & # 39; on April 7 in Deoband, Saharanpur, asking Muslims to unanimously vote in favor of their candidate, the EC concluded that both Adityanath and Mayawati & # 39; s comments had "contaminated" the election process.
Within hours of issuing the orders against Adityanath and Mayawati, the EC came up with a similar order banning US minister Maneka Gandhi for 48 hours for her April 11 comments in Sultanpur, suggesting she will not be Muslims recommend for jobs if they don't vote for her. SP leader Azam Khan was called up for his & # 39; indecent, derogatory and totally unwanted & # 39; comments against Jaya Prada in Rampur on Sunday. Maneka and Khan were "strongly convicted" for their statements and reprimanded for misconduct.
Indeed, the EC seemed to make another message about Khan for his alleged remark that he would have the district magistrate of Rampur wipe the shoes of Mayawati.
In response to the order of the EC, Mayawati said: "Shah and Modi continue to spread hatred, but they have been given free rein to sow discord." Yogi tried to divide people according to Ali and Bajrang Bali, I didn't start it. Modi has been warned about the use of defense services in his speeches, but he continues to do so. The EC has not had the courage to send a message to the real culprit, Narendra Modi. & # 39;
The action came after the SC disapproved the poll watchdog because he had not curbed controversial statements and the & # 39; toothless & # 39; called. However, a European Commission official stated that his action against the four senior leaders, taken under Article 324 of the Constitution, was not a disadvantage for the SC that questioned the EC. He said the polling station met on Sunday to discuss leaders' responses to his messages and to decide on possible action.
TOI had reported on May 12 that the EC, concerned about the repeated common references of senior leaders during the Lok Sabha campaign, despite the fact that the SC prohibited such calls, is considering strict action, including the temporary prohibition of repeated and serious campaigners feed.
This is not the first time that the EC has excluded the top political leaders from campaigning. BJP President Amit Shah and Azam Khan were banned from holding public meetings and gathered during the last Lok Sabha polls in UP. BJP leader Giriraj Singh was also excluded from campaigns in Bihar and Jharkhand in 2014.
As to why the EC blocked Adityanath and Azam Khan for 72 hours and limited Mayawati & # 39; s and Maneka & # 39; s refusal to 48 hours, EC sources said the CM penalty was higher because it was the second time that he was found guilty of violating the model code. The EC had previously advised him to be careful with his public statements. Likewise, Khan was excluded from campaigning in UP, even in the last Lok Sabha polls and was censored. The EC said he had not changed his way of life and was still using offensive language.
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