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Election Commission spikes bizarre Congress demand to `hide` lotus ponds

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 21:58

Bhopal: In a bizarre demand, the opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh has asked the Election Commission to "hide" lotus ponds in Mahakoshal, Malwa and Bundelkhand regions of the state so that voters are not unfairly drawn to the BJP symbol.
The Congress demand was rejected outright by the MP Chief Electoral Officer, Jaideep Govind who said that it was "neither practical nor feasible".

Govind told a press conference that these lotuses had been standing in water bodies for a long time and as such they do not have anything to do with the elections.

In its complaint, Congress demanded a level-playing field with the BJP and sought suitable directions to "hide all ponds" where lotus is cultivated and sold.

Reacting sharply, BJP spokesman Vishwas Sarang said that the Congress demand showed the party`s mental bankruptcy.

By this yardstick, people should be asked to cover their hands as it is the symbol of the Congress.

First Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 21:58
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