NEW DELHI, April 15 (Xinhua) -- The Election Commission of India on Monday barred two prominent politicians in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh from campaigning in the ongoing general elections, after the duo allegedly indulged in "hate speeches" while campaigning.
According to the Election Commission of India's order, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will not be able to carry out election campaign for three days, and president of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Mayawati will not campaign for two days.
The ban would be in effect from Tuesday morning.
The seven-phased general elections for the lower house of Indian parliament "Lok Sabha" are going on in India. The first phase was held on April 11. Election results will be announced on May 23.