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Apr 16, 2019
8:38AM

EC bars Maneka Gandhi, Azam Khan from campaigning

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Election Commission(EC) has barred senior BJP leader Maneka Gandhi from poll campaigning for 48 hours for violating model code of conduct by her speech during a rally at Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh. 

The ban will be effective from 10 AM today. In its order, the Commission strongly condemned her objectionable comments targeting people from a particular religion. 

The Commission also banned Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan from election campaigning for 72 hours for his objectionable remarks against BJP candidate Jaya Prada. The ban will be effective from 10 this morning.

Yesterday, the Poll body barred BSP Chief Mayawati for 48 hours and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for 72 hours from campaigning for violating Model Code of Conduct. The ban has come into effect from 6 this morning.

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