The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed satisfaction over the Election Commission ban Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BSP supremo Mayawati, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan from campaigning for varying periods.”It seems you’ve got your powers back,” says the CJI, adding, no interim orders needed at this stage.
On behalf of Mayawati, senior counsel Dushyant Dave said the ECI’s action against her was “extremely drastic” and that the court should take up her plea at 2 pm as her meetings were already scheduled. But the court refused to entertain Mayawati’s plea against EC ban and asked her to file a separate petition.
Castigating Adityanath and Mayawati for communal remarks made by them during campaign speeches, the Election Commission in separate orders on Monday had barred them from campaigning for 72 hours and 48 hours, respectively.
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