We'll challenge EC order in people's court

The Bahujan Samaj Party on Tuesday rubbished as an Opposition conspiracy a public interest litigation petition filed in the Allahabad High Court challenging the Election Commission order on covering of the statues of elephants (BSP's symbol).

In a statement, BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra said petitioner Dheeraj Ptratap Singh was a native of Allahabad, where no elephant statues have been erected. He said his party would not challenge the “un-constitutional” and “unlawful” order of the EC in a court of law but would take it before the people's court.

One-sided

Mr. Mishra reiterated that the EC order on draping the statues of BSP president Mayawati and of elephants was one-sided and the party's view had not been taken into account.