EC bars Yogi for 72 hours, Mayawati 48 hours from campaigning

Hours after the Supreme Court questioned the powers of the Election Commission with regard to deal against hate speeches by political leaders during election campaign, the poll panel has taken punitive actions against two popular leaders from Uttar Pradesh.

The Election Commission acted against hate speeches and barred Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours and Mayawati, for 48 hours starting tomorrow morning.

These orders were issued immediately after the Apex 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 speeches made by the two rival leaders and censured them.

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