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SC turns down Mayawati’s plea challenging EC ban on campaigning

Prime News, National (New Delhi), April 16:- The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea by BSP supremo Mayawati against the Election Commission’s ban on her for the next 48 hours starting on the day.

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 file a separate plea if you are aggrieved.

The EC on Monday imposed a nation-wide ban on Mayawati, among other leaders, for their “provocative” communal remarks, which it said had the “propensity to polarise the elections”.

The action follows her speech in Deoband last week where she appealed to Muslim voters to not vote for Congress to avoid division in the anti-BJP votes.

“All citizens have the rights to move about and put forth their point of view. But here, the Election Commission has suddenly given an order which has cruelly deprived me of my rights on the basis of wrong facts.

“This order will be remembered in the history of Election Commission as a black day,” Mayawati told reporters here while claiming that the “hurried” decision seems to have been taken under pressure. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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