GJ-MAYAWATI-RALLY

Mayawati's poll rally in Gujarat cancelled after EC order
    Ahmedabad, Apr 15 (PTI) A poll rally of Bahujan Samaj
Party (BSP) chief Mayawati scheduled here Wednesday stood
cancelled following the Election Commission (EC) order barring
her from campaigning for 48 hours starting 6 am Tuesday.
    Mayawati was scheduled to address her first election
rally in Gujarat for the 2019 polls at Kankaria Ground here
Wednesday and preparations for the event were on in full
swing.
    However, the party has been forced to call it off in
the wake of the order passed by the poll panel.
    "Behen Mayawatiji was scheduled to address an election
rally in Gujarat on April 17. It has been cancelled after the
Election Commission order.
    "We will see if the public meeting is rescheduled, but
for now it stands cancelled," said Gujarat BSP secretary
Pradeep Parmar.
    The BSP has fielded its candidates on all the 26 Lok
Sabha seats in Gujarat which will have a single phase polling
on April 23.
    The EC Monday "censured" Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Yogi Adityanath and Mayawati for their communal remarks and
barred them from campaigning for 72 and 48 hours,
respectively.
    The EC order came soon after the Supreme Court took
note of the communal remarks made by Mayawati and Adityanath
during their Lok Sabha poll campaigns. PTI KA PD
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