Barred From Campaign, Mayawati Targets Poll Commission On PM

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: The Election Commission has given a “free hand to Amit Shah and the PM to unfold hatred”, she mentioned, including, the ballot physique “appears to have shut its ears and eyes on the subject of them”.

Mayawati has mentioned the Election Commission’s 48-hour ban on her campaigning is “homicide of democracy” and alleged that the Commission appeared to have taken the choice “in haste”, “underneath some form of stress”. The Election Commission has given a “free hand to Amit Shah and the PM to unfold hatred”, she mentioned, including, the ballot physique “appears to have shut its ears and eyes on the subject of them”.

The chief of Bahujan Samaj Party has been barred from campaigning on Tuesday and Wednesday for her feedback whereas searching for votes from Muslims in Deoband final week. Mayawati had requested the Muslims to not “break up votes” between the Congress and her alliance.

Mayawati has mentioned the Election Commission’s 48-hour ban on her campaigning is “homicide of democracy” and alleged that the Commission appeared to have taken the choice “in haste”, “underneath some form of stress”. The Election Commission has given a “free hand to Amit Shah and the PM to unfold hatred”, she mentioned, including, the ballot physique “appears to have shut its ears and eyes on the subject of them”.

“I had made it clear in my clarification that I hadn’t sought votes on foundation of caste/creed,” Mayawati mentioned this night. “I had solely urged Muslims to make sure that their vote is not divided. I amply said that I hadn’t made remarks towards any faith, remarks that vitiate ambiance. The Election Commission ignored all this,” she mentioned.

In its order, the Commission identified that interesting to caste or communal emotions to safe votes is just not allowed underneath the Model Code, which is a collection of dos and don’ts for political events forward of elections.

Though Mayawati is just not contesting, she is spearheading the alliance with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Ajit Singh in Uttar Pradesh, which sends the best variety of lawmakers to the Lok Sabha.

The ban means Mayawati wouldn’t be capable to tackle a rally in Agra on Tuesday – the final day earlier than campaigning for the second section of elections involves an finish. Elections in eight of the 80 seats of the state can be held on April 18.

Earlier right this moment, her alliance companion Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, “EC directive towards @mayawati ji begs the query: have they got integrity to cease PM from asking for votes in title of the military?”

“The resolution might have been applied a day later too… The motive appears that I am unable to enchantment to individuals of this area,” Mayawati mentioned.

The Election Commission’s order barring Mayawati and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning was introduced this afternoon, hours after the Commission was pulled up by the Supreme Court for failing to take motion in instances of Model Code violation.

A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi questioned if the Commission knew what powers it has to punish errant political leaders.

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Later within the night, the Commission additionally issued comparable orders for Samajwadi Party chief Azam Khan and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi.

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