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Digvijay criticizes EC`s decision on statues issue

Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 00:46

New Delhi: Notwithstanding Congress backing
the Election Commission`s direction to the Mayawati government
on the statues issue, senior leader Digvijay Singh was on Sunday
critical of the constitutional body`s decision, saying it
should have frozen the BSP symbol `elephant` in the run-up to
the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

"If the EC had a problem with elephants, then they should
have frozen the symbol. How many elephants can be covered?
They can cover the statues of elephants but what about living
elephants. I don`t agree with this decision," he told

Singh`s remarks comes days after Congress fully supported
the EC`s direction.

Mayawati today accused the EC of succumbing to Congress
pressure by directing her government to drape her statues as
also that of the BSP symbol `elephant`.


First Published: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 00:46

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