Azam Khan & Amit Shah banned from holding public meetings in UP

The Election Commission of India has banned BJP leader Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan from holding any public meeting, processions or roadshows in Uttar Pradesh.

It had directed the Uttar Pradesh government not to grant permission to them because of their inflammatory speeches during the elections campaigns.

The Commission has also directed the state government to send a compliance report in this regard by by 5 PM tomorrow.

In a letter to the Chief Secretary of the state, the Commission also asked to take all preventive measures to bar them from making any statement which affects the public tranquility and law and order.

Asking for filing FIRs and instituting criminal proceeding against the two leaders, the Commission observed that the state authorities have not acted with require alacrity and even FIRs have not been filed against them wherever called for.

The poll body said despite the show cause notice over provocative remarks, Azam Khan is still indulging in the violation of model code of conduct and making derogatory and inflammatory statements. In view of this the commission has decided to issue a fresh notice to Khan.

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