New Delhi, April 15,2019: Few hours after banning Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP president Mayawati from campaigning for 72 hours and 48 hours, respectively, the Election Commission (EC) on Monday continued its crackdown on loose talks during campaigning.
Now Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi have been barred from campaigning for 72 hours from Tuesday onwards.
Azam Khan was penalised for his sexist jibe against Rampur BJP candidate Jaya Pradha.
Gandhi’s ban came after she stirred a controversy for asking Muslims in Sultanpur that she would want to give jobs to those who vote for her.
Mr Khan, Samajwadi Party's Rampur candidate, had said: "For 10 years the person sucked the blood of Rampur, I held that person's finger and brought the person to Rampur. I made her familiar with the streets of Rampur. I didn't let anyone touch her. No dirty words were used. You made the person your representative for 10 years. People of the country, it took you 17 years to understand the person's real face you. I realised in 17 days that the underwear beneath is of the khaki colour."