`EC`s directive on Mayawati`s statues impractical`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 20:35

New Delhi: Political parties on Sunday took
exception to Election Commission`s order to cover statues of
Chief Minister Mayawati and elephants - BSP`s poll symbol - in
poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, saying it will give rise to several

"This decision will give rise to several complications. It
is impractical to implement," CPI National Secretary D Raja

"It appears irrational and the EC should have thought of
all aspects in-depth before taking this action relating to
symbols to political parties. You have live elephants, how
will you cover them. There are symbols like hand pumps. Are
you going to cover all these?" he asked.

JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav said, "There is no point in
covering the statues. The statues are concrete proof to the
fact that public money has been wasted."

Their comments came against the backdrop of Election
Commission issuing orders last night to cover statues of
Mayawati and BSP`s poll symbol `elephant`.


First Published: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 20:35

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