SC refuses to entertain plea by Mayawati against EC ban for communal speech
The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea filed by Mayawati against the Election Commission’s ban order on her for a communal speech during the 2019 Lok Sabha poll campaign.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati moved Supreme Court after the Election Commission imposed a 48-hour campaigning ban after she was found violating the model code of conduct. She didn’t get any reprieve from judges. Further, the judges made it clear the decision was all for the punishment.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said, “It seems the Election Commission has woken up by our orders and barred various politicians from campaigning for varying timing. This makes it clear no further orders are required now.”
In a recent public rally in Deoband, Mayawati had warned the Muslim community not to split votes between Congress and her alliance. Appealing to caste or communal feelings to secure votes is banned under the model code of conduct.
– PTC NEWS