EC found that the BSP chief had prima facie violated the Model Code of Conduct.
The commission, in its notice to Mayawati, said prima facie it is of the opinion that the BSP chief has violated provisions of the model code of conduct. It also asked Mayawati to explain her stand regarding her statement within 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission also issued a show cause notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his alleged remarks while addressing a rally in Meerut on April 9.
Finding him prima facie guilty of violating the Model Code of Conduct, the commission asked him to respond by Friday evening.