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Supreme Court rejects Mayawati's plea against EC's ban over hate speech
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India, April 16 -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati's plea against the 48-hour ban on campaigning imposed by the Election Commission.
Mayawati had moved the top court against the poll body's order on the ground that it was "taken under pressure" from the ruling dispensation.
"All citizens have the rights to move about and put forth their point of view. But here, the Election Commission has suddenly given an order which has cruelly deprived me of my rights on the basis of wrong facts. This order will be remembered in the history of Election Commission as a black day," said Mayawati on Monday reacting to the EC order.
The poll body has imposed a nation-wide ban on Mayawati restricting he...
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