According to reports, the FIRs have been filed against the yoga guru in Gorakhpur, Agra and Patna. The hearing for these cases will take place in Patna on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission of India has cancelled Ramdev's campaign in Himachal Pradesh and Amethi. He has also been banned from holding public meetings in Lucknow.

"All the programmes of Ramdev have been banned in Lucknow. The district administration had earlier taken an affidavit from Ramdev that only yoga programmes will be held by his organisation and no remarks will be made which could hurt any religion or community," a senior official said.

In the backdrop of the controversy, the Election Commission has come out with fresh guidelines barring people from making "malicious" statements about the private life of individuals and said those violating the directive would not be allowed to hold programmes during the polls.

The poll body also cautioned people against invoking religion as it may create disharmony.

Ramdev's comment on Rahul Gandhi visiting Dalit homes for ‘honeymoon’ has sparked outrage. The yoga guru, however, apologised on Saturday and said he was misinterpreted

(JPN)

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