UP police probing bee-appearance incident at Maya’s rally
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 22:17
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police are probing the bee-invasion incident at Mayawati's mega rally on Tuesday after the BSP cried foul and claimed involvement of "mischievous elements".

Mayawati was addressing the rally to celebrate BSP's 25th anniversary here, when there came some uninvited guests -- a swarm of bees.

Uttar Pradesh police are looking into the matter, Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal said, but did not elaborate on who is heading the probe.

After the incident, the BSP said the appearance of the bees at the Rama Bai Ambedkar maidan was a conspiracy.

The Uttar Pradesh government too pointed to some "mischief" and quickly ordered an inquiry.

"Someone disturbed honey bees at the nearby central school building by lighting a fire below the hive, following which they hovered over the Rama Bai Ambedkar maidan for about an hour," an official release said here.

"The inquiry will reveal the mischievous elements behind the incident," it said.

On the other hand, Mayawati said, "It's a matter of happiness and satisfaction that none of these bees have stung any of the BSP party workers," adding in a lighter vein, "these bees are felicitating us all in our honour."


First Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 22:17

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