Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has put herself into a controversy by her controversial comment in which she had asked the Muslim community not to split its vote in the national election. For the remark, the Election Commission has issued a notice against her claiming that such remark was in violation of the election code of conduct. She was also asked by the poll body to reply to the notice within 24 hours
“The commission is prima facie of the opinion that you have violated the provisions of MCC and willfully disobeyed the order of the Supreme Court,” the order said.
Mayawati was addressing a rally in Deoband where she made the remark. Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal’s Ajit Singh were also present there in the stage.
“I want to make an open appeal. It is not the Congress but the (SP-BSP-RLD) alliance which is fighting the BJP. The Congress wants to ensure that the alliance does not win. The Congress is trying to help the BJP in this election,” she quoted. Referring to this remark Election Commission received a report.
Her opposition party BJP’s Yogi Adityanath also got a notice from the EC for his controversial comment in which he remarked, “If the Congress, the SP and the BSP have faith in Ali, then we too have faith in Bajrang Bali. The opposition has acknowledged that the followers of Bajrang Bali will not vote for them”.
Earlier, Yogi Adityanath was scolded by the poll body for referring Indian Army as “Modiji ki Sena” at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh and this is for the second time he received the notice.