'Chowkidar' to 'bhrashtachari' to 'khaki underwear', campaigning for Lok Sabha election 2019 saw abuse and epithets abound
Reopening wounds, referencing popular culture to deliver insults and sexist jibes, it was all par for the electoral course in a season that tumbled to a name-calling close in a medley of ‘chowkidar', ‘bhrashtachari', Aurangzeb, Mogambo and more.
Yogi Adityanath visits temple despite Election Commission's 72-hour ban barring him from poll campaign
Yogi Adityanath was handed a 72-hour ban (starting 6 am on Tuesday) for delivering a communal or hate speech during one of his rallies. Though the BJP leader did not defy the ban by participating in a poll campaign, he did violate the spirit of election by making a public visit to the temple.
EC bars Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours, Mayawati for 48 hours over objectionable remarks
Similarly, another ban was imposed by the poll panel on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati from campaigning for 48 hours for making "objectionable" statements in political speeches.