New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has now issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his ‘Babar ki aulad’ comment made during a speech in Sambhal on April 19. Adityanath is expected to reply with 24 hours to the poll body. Also Read - 'I Apologise... Just Forgot the Name': Kamal Nath Explains 'Item' Jibe After Controversy, EC Takes Note
Yogi Adityanath had fired another ill-worded salvo at Samajwadi Party candidate Shafiq-ur-Rehman Burq while addressing a rally in Sambhal- when he referred to him as ‘Babar ki aulad’ (son of Babur). Also Read - Mission Shakti: UP Govt Sets up 'Pink Patrol' to Maximise Women Safety, Will be Operational 24*7
News agency ANI quoted the UP CM saying “On one hand, there is a candidate from a party which developed places linked to Baba Bhim Rao Ambedkar and Gautam Budhha. On the other hand, there is an Opposition candidate who calls himself a ‘Babar ki Aulad’.” Also Read - Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Slams UP Govt Over Rising Incidents of Crime Against Women in State
He made the comments right after the 72-hours ban imposed on him by the ECI in view of his remarks that violated the Model Code of Conduct, ended.
He had come under the scanner post his ‘Ali and Bajrang Bali’ remarks made at a Meerut rally- when he said that “if Muslims have faith in Ali, we have faith in Bajrangbali”. The Chief Minister had said that if the Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party had faith in Ali, “we have faith in ‘Bajrangbali'”.
With ANI inputs