India’s election commission today came in to action and penalized following politicians from holding any political rallies and public meetings.
- Banned BSP’s Mayawati for two days for asking Muslims to be united
- Banned SP’s Azam Khan for 3 days for passing bad remark against BJP’s Jaya Prada
- Banned BJP’s UP CM Yogi for 3 days for asking all Hindus to be united against Muslims
- Banned BJP’s Maneka Gandhi for 2 days for threatening Muslims
It is worth noting here that Election Commission took this action only when Supreme Court intervened. Election Commission has so far been a mute spectator. Other than issuing warnings and notices, it had done nothing.
Also worth mentioning here that even after Supreme Court’s direction, EC has done nothing about PM Modi’s shameless speech in which he asked for votes on Pulwama Martyr’s dead bodies and with its track record, expecting any action on this feels like too much from this weak EC.