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.


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.