New Delhi, Apr 11: The Election Commission on Thursday served a show cause notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his "Ali" and "Bajrang Bali" remarks while addressing a rally in Meerut, in response to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati urged Muslims community to back grand alliance candidate in Deoband.
After examining the report of violation of model code of conduct, the poll body found him of violating the election norms and asked him to reply by Friday evening. Adityanath had compared the Lok Sabha elections 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 in Meerut. (UNI)