Added on : 2019-04-15 16:07:53
The Election Commission on Monday took action against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath and BSP supremo Mayawati for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). As per the EC order, Yogi Adityanath has been barred from campaigning in the Lok Sabha elections for 72 hours starting 6:00 am on April 16 for using the phrases and words 'Hara virus' and 'Ali Bajrangbali'. Meanwhile, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has been barred from campaigning for 48 hours for seeking votes on religious lines. In its order, the EC clearly stated that the two leaders have been censured.