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EC ban on Mayawati: SC refuses relief

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea by BSP supremo against the Election Commission's 48 hour ban on her from in the elections for breaking the Model Code of Conduct.

Dushyant Dave, appearing for Mayawati, requested the court to hear its argument as there were important meetings scheduled for the day.

The court said in that case they must file a separate plea if they were aggrieved.

A bench headed by also expressed satisfaction after the informed it about the action taken against Yogi Adityanath, Mayawati, and for making speeches that violate the code of conduct during the elections.

The said: "It seems you've got your powers back." His repartee came after the top court was told by the poll panel on Monday that it was almost "powerless", when it came to taking punitive measures.

The bench said that it "seems the EC has finally woken up to take action", to which Aryama Sundaram, appearing for the EC, said: "We found we have several powers."

The also said that it would not pass any interim orders at this stage.



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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 13:16 IST