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EC’s campaign ban halts Yogi’s rallies in NK


Belagavi / Dharwad: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath might not attend BJP rally in Dharwad, Gadag and Belagavi scheduled on April 17 after the Election Commission imposed a 72-hour campaign ban on the firebrand leader for making objectionable statements.
The ban begins from 6am on Wednesday. Since Yogi’s rallis falls within the ban hours, his proposed rallies are nearly cancelled. The EC has additionally banned BSP leader Mayavati from campaigning for 48 hours taking the cognizance of objectionable communal and caste primarily based statements made by way of both the leaders.

Yogi used to be to campaign for BJP candidates Shivakumar Udasi (Haveri), Pralhad Joshi (Dharwad) and Suresh Angadi (Belagavi) and deal with a public rally at Gadag, Dharwad and in Belagavi on Wednesday.

BJP wanted to rope-in most collection of birthday party employees for the rally at Malini City in Shahapur. It used to be the only big rally arranged in Belagavi Lok Sabha constituency the place BJP celebrity campaigner Yogi Adityanath used to be meant to attend. Three-time Belagavi MP Suresh Angadi is facing anti-incumbency this time and used to be banking on Yogi’s rally for a display of power.

In 2004, former prime minister overdue Atal Bihari Vajpayee had campaigned for Angadi in Belagavi. In 2014, Narendra Modi had held an election rally within the town. Angadi used to be hoping that Modi would campaign in his constituency but the PM’s rally has been shifted to Chikkodi and shall be hung on April 18. Yogi Adityanath used to be the only national-level whowas anticipated to campaign for Angadi and it is not likely to occur.

‘Rally postponed, not cancelled’


“Yogi’s rally has not been cancelled and only postponed. Seven rallies by way of Yogi have been scheduled in Belagavi district and we will regulate the date for another day. The birthday party could also be trying to get a stay on the EC’s order. If the court docket offers a stay, the rally shall be held on the similar date and time. However, our birthday party has advised us to hold again preparations until additional orders,” BJP’s divisional in-charge Iranna Kadadi advised TOI.


BJP cadres upset


BJP cadres in Dharwad, Gadag and Belagavi districts are upset as the public conferences of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath had to be cancelled. BJP employees in Dharwad had been making irritating preparations for Yogi’s public meeting at Hurakadli Ajja Law College flooring and preparations had been stopped as the news of EC’s campaign ban on Yogi trickled in. Since Yogi’s rallies at north Karnataka districts fall inside banned length hours, the rally had to be cancelled, stated a BJP leader.




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