New Delhi: The Election Commission's recent order to cover all statues of BSP supremo Mayawati and her party's symbol - the elephant - has drawn mixed reactions from the voters and political parties. While some political parties say it will give rise to several complications, voters seem to be not happy with the decision which they claim is just a wasteful expenditure of time and money.
Mayawati's party has called the move anti-Dalit, and termed the order as 'one-sided and against natural justice'. The CPI and JD(U) also questioned the wisdom behind the order.
Voters, too, questioned the EC's logic behind the decision, saying erecting and installing the statues have cost a lot of money and now the order to cover them will result in a lot of wastage.
"Government has already wasted a lot of money in making these statues. And, if they spend again in covering it, it makes no sense. It will destroy the beauty of our city," said a voter in Lucknow. A PIL was moved also in Allahabad High Court on Monday challenging Election Commission decision to cover all the elephant statues in Uttar Pradesh. The petitioner said that elephant is a symbol of Hinduism. ...more
06:06 PM, Jan 09, 2012
New Delhi: A PIL was moved in Allahabad High Court on Monday challenging Election Commission decision to cover all the elephant statues in Uttar Pradesh. The petitioner said that elephant is a symbol of Hinduism. The Election Commission recently ordered that all statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her party symbol, the elephant, installed at several places in Uttar Pradesh be covered until the completion of Assembly poll process. Chief...
04:42 PM, Jan 09, 2012