While strongly condemning the communal remarks of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP supremo Mayawati the Election Commission on Monday barred them from campaigning for different periods.
While Adityanath was barred for 72 hours, Mayawati has been barred for 48 hours, separate EC orders said.
The two have also been “censured”.
Adityanath was served the notice for his “Ali” and “Bajrang Bali” remarks while addressing a rally in Meerut.
He compared the Lok Sabha elections to a contest between ‘Ali’, a revered figure in Islam, and Bajrang Bali, the Hindu god Hanuman.
(with PTI inputs)