UP CM: Ali vs Bajrang Bali in elections
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Apr 12, 2019, 11:28 AM
With yet another violation of the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission has sent notices to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, and Bahujan Samaj Party chief, Mayawati, for using religious terms as a part of their political propaganda.
The notices were issued after Mayawati, at a rally in Deoband, appealed to the Muslim community to back the SP-BSP alliance in the state, which has always been a strong vote bank for the Samajwadi party, headed by Akhilesh Yadav.
Adityanath, who is a monk and Hindu nationalist, at a rally in Meerut, replied that “if the Congress, SP and BSP have faith in Ali, we have faith in bajrang bali”, referring to the Hindu God Hanuman. The UP CM was also allegedly involved in the Ram Mandir movement in the early 1990s, which led to riots across the country.
Both Adityanath and Mayawati have been ordered by the Election Commission to respond by today evening.
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