Election Dais is to Attack the Opposition: CM Yogi on EC Notice 

CM Yogi Adityanath said his remark on the SP candidate does not fall under the purview of MCC. 

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday, 3 May, reacted to a show cause notice by the Election Commission regarding his remarks on a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate, saying,

“The dias is not for singing bhajans but to attack the Opposition.”

The EC on Thursday served Yogi a show cause notice for his comments in a 19 April election rally, where he called SP's Sambhal candidate Shafiqur Rahman Babur ki aulad (Babur’s descendant).


In an interview to ANI, Yogi said his remarks were a part of a personal conversation, which does not fall under the purview of the Model Code of Conduct. He further added, “We do not mind it even when Congress or Samajwadi Party 'abuse' us during their election campaigning. If we revert, why are we called wrong?”

Earlier on 15 April, the Election Commission had banned Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours for violating the Model Code of Conduct by making objectionable statements.

Speaking to ANI, the CM also spoke about how the Congress has always disappointed the people of Amethi and Raebareli while BJP candidate Smriti Irani has done more work for the people as compared to Rahul Gandhi.

Expressing his views on the Mahagathbandhan, Yogi Adityanath said the BJP has the capacity to form a majority and win 272 seats, and he is extremely confident that the party will come to power for this as well the subsequent election ahead in 2024.

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