After Election Commission forced an across the nationwide ban for 72 hours on Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath for campaigning in Lok Sabha elections over his “provocative” comment, Yogi on Tuesday visited Lucknow’s Hanuman Setu mandir.
Prior on Monday, Chief Minister Adityanath was served the notice for his “Ali” and “Bajrang Bali” comments a rally in Meerut.
He compared the Lok Sabha elections to a contest between ‘Ali’, a revered figure in Islam, and Bajrang Bali In its order, the EC said, it “strongly condemns” the statement made by the CM and “censured” him for “misconduct”

By using constitutional power in Article 324 of the Constitution, the EC banned him for “holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, road shows and interviews, public utterances in media (print, electronic and social media) in connection with the ongoing elections for 72 hours (three days) from 6.00 am on April 16.”

According to EC, first time an all-India ban has been imposed on any politicians to campaign in elections and it is for the first time when restriction against a chief minister.

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