Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh`s ruling BSP on Saturday
termed as "one-sided and against natural justice" the Election
Commission`s decision to cover the statues of Chief Minsiter
Mayawati and those of its poll symbol elephant till the
completion of the assembly election process in the state.
"The Election Commission today directed covering the
statues accepting the one sided memorandum of anti-Dalit
parties like Congress, BJP and SP and it is also in violation
of article 14 of the Constitution", BSP General Secetary
Satish C Misra told newspersons here.
The Commission did not give a chance to the party to hear
its viewpoint before passing such an order, he said adding
"this would have a bearing on the result of the coming
elections on the fate of these parties as the matter would now
be in the court of the people".
The BSP leader said the party had hoped that the EC
would take a decision in the process of conducting free and
fair elections but that hope "received a jolt today".