Monday, January 9, 2012

[ZESTCaste] EC decision biased, against natural justice: BSP

EC decision biased, against natural justice: BSP
Published: Saturday, Jan 7, 2012, 21:01 IST | Updated: Saturday, Jan
7, 2012, 21:59 IST
By PTI | Place: Lucknow | Agency: DNA

Uttar Pradesh's ruling BSP today 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

"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.

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