Monday, January 9, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Decision to cover poll symbol, Maya statues one sided: BSP

Decision to cover poll symbol, Maya statues one sided: BSP
Press Trust Of India
Lucknow, January 07, 2012

The BSP on Saturday termed the Election Commission's decision to cover
all statues of chief minister Mayawati and her party symbol, the
elephant, till the assembly election process was over in Uttar Pradesh
as one-sided and against natural justice.

Reacting sharply to the
decision, BSP general secretary Satish Misra said this was a violation
of Article 14 of the Constitution.

"The EC has directed covering of the statues accepting the one-sided
memorandum of anti-dalit parties like Congress, BJP and SP," he said.

The decision was "one-sided and against the natural justice," Misra
told reporters in Lucknow.

The Commission did not give a chance to the BSP to hear its viewpoint
before passing the order, he said adding the party would take the
issue before the people' court.

The Election Commission on Saturday ordered that all statues of
Mayawati and elephants, installed at several places in the state, be
covered until the completion of the poll process.

CEC SY Qureshi said the directive would be implemented at the earliest
as the matter was related to the model code of conduct.

The staggered assembly election in Uttar Pradesh will commence on
February 4 and conclude on February 28.

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