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Adityanath, Mayawati respond to EC notice on model code violation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and BSP supremo Friday responded to the show cause notices issued by the for prima facie violating the model code of conduct by invoking religious feelings.

While Adityanath handed over his reply to the in Lucknow, sent her reply to the here, sources said.

The poll panel had on Thursday issued notices to the two UP leaders.

was issued the notice over her speech in Deoband appealing to Muslims not to vote for a particular party, finding that the had prima facie violated the model code of conduct.

The commission, in its notice to Mayawati, had said prima facie it is of the opinion that the has violated provisions of the model code of conduct.

During the rally on Sunday, Mayawati said the was busy dividing the votes and cautioned the gathering to guard against any such attempt.

"In western UP, where people of all communities Saharanpur, Bareilly, where there is a huge Muslim population...I want to tell the Muslim community...don't divide your votes...give it to the BSP, SP and RLD alliance," she had said.

Adityanath was served the notice for his "Ali" and "Bajrang Bali" remarks while addressing a rally in

Adityanath had compared the elections to a contest between 'Ali', a revered figure in Islam, and Bajrang Bali, god Hanuman.

"Agar Congress, SP, BSP ko 'Ali' par vishwaas hai toh humein bhi 'Bajrang Bali' par vishwaas hai (If the Congress, and have faith in Ali, we have faith in Hanuman)," Adityanath had said.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 22:40 IST