Veils go off Maya’s statues, her elephants
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government uncovered the statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her party’s poll symbol, the elephant on Sunday.
In a late night decision yesterday, the Election Commission asked the state government to uncover the statues.
The EC had said the statues should be uncovered as the poll process was over in the state.
The Election Commission on January 07 ordered to drape the statues of Mayawati and BSP’s poll symbol, the elephant dotted across the state should be draped till the Assembly elections are over.
Over 2 km of pink polythene was used to cover the 200 plus statues.
The statues of Mayawati at Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal in Gomti Nagar in Lucknow were fixed by cardboards on iron scaffoldings.