The Supreme Court took note of the controversial statements made by UP CM Yogi Adityanath and BSP chief Mayawati and pulled up the Election Commission for failing to take action against politicians making hate speeches. It said the poll watchdog cannot sleep over such issues.
Hours after the SC rap, the Election Commission cracked the whip on Yogi Adityanath and Mayawati, banning the UP CM from campaigning for 72 hours and the latter for 48 hours.
The BJP and the Congress slammed SP leader Azam Khan for "khaki underwear" comment against Jaya Prada. Sushma Swaraj urged Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to take action against Khan. Shiela Dixit said Khan should apologise to all the women of the nation.
On the other hand, the Supreme Court issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi over the "chowkidar chor hai" comment in the Rafale matter. It observed that the Congress president wrongly attributed the comment to the apex court and sought an explanation by April 22.
Moving to the Twitter tussle between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over failed alliance talks -- Rahul Gandhi accused Arvind Kejriwal of taking another "u-turn." The Delhi CM hit back accusing the Congress of 'helping' the BJP by splitting the opposition votes.
To discuss all this, CNBC-TV18 spoke to SY Quraishi, former CEC, Muhammad Khan, spokesperson of Congress, Gopal Krishna Agarwal, spokesperson of BJP and Sharat Pradhan, senior journalist.