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New Delhi: The Election Commission Monday barred SP leader Azam Khan and Union minister Maneka Gandhi for 72 hours and 48 hours respectively for their controversial remarks.

Khan was under the poll panel’s lens for making derogatory remarks against BJP candidate from Rampur, Jaya Prada, while Gandhi had told Muslims to vote for her as they will need her once the Lok Sabha elections are over.

Earlier in the day, the EC had barred UP chief minister Adityanath for 72 hours and BSP leader Mayawati for 48 hours for their religious comments.

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  1. News reports have brought to public domain the following happenings on 15 April , 2019 :-
    (1). On a contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi , the SC has issued notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi requiring him to explain the allegation by 22 April , 2019.
    (2). In another petition , the SC has asked Election Commission on 15 April , 2019 to reply as to the action it has taken in relation to allegation of violation of model poll conduct against UP CM Adityanath Yogi and BSP Chief Mayawati.
    (3). The EC has on 15 April , 2019 has reportedly barred UP CM Adityanath Yogi and BSP Chief Mayawati from holding public meetings , rallies , road shows respectively for 72 hours and 48 hours from 16 April ( 6 a.m).
    (4). Short-period ban from campaigning has also been imposed on persons like Azam Khan on 15 April , 2019 for alleged violation of model poll conduct.
    In the context of aforesaid happenings , it may be apt to bring out here this Vedic astrology writer’s predictive alerts brought to public domain nearly a month past for more care and appropriate strategy during a period of four and a half months from mid- April to August , 2019 in India , while June may be particular.


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