The 42-year-old godman-turned-politician had told the last evening in the rally that he was trying “to fight against the UP government’s dictatorship and undemocratic ways.”
Yogi has been nominated as a ‘star campaigner’ in UP for BJP for the upcoming by-polls.
Local administration officials say that they cancelled consent for Adityanath’s rally after finding out that the ruling Samajwadi Party was scheduled to hold its own rally nearby. The officials added that they were afraid of any uncertain situation if both the groups went to clash.
The election commission had asked Yogi earlier this week to explain alleged hate remarks made in the campaign for by-polls.
On Wednesday, the BJP president Amit Shah was charge-sheeted by UP police for triggering communal disharmony with hate-speech during general election campaign.
UP’s nine assembly and one parliament constituency is going to poll on September 13.