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EC issues show cause notice to Adityanath for his Ali, Bajrang Bali remark

Finding him prima facie guilty of violating the model code of conduct, the commission asked him to respond by Friday evening

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo:PTI)

The Election Commission Thursday issued a show cause notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi for his "Ali" and "Bajrang Bali" remarks while addressing a rally in Meerut.

Finding him prima facie guilty of violating the model code of conduct, the commission asked him to respond by Friday evening.
 

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

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

His statement came while referring to BSP chief Mayawati's speech at a rally in Deoband, where she urged Muslims to back the alliance.

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 21:35 IST