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EC’s directive on Mayawati’s statues impractical: CPI

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CPI leader D Raja on Sunday termed as “impractical” and “irrational” Election Commission’s order to cover statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and elephants, BSP’s poll symbol, saying it will rise to several complications.

“This election Commission decision will give rise to several complications. It is impractical to implement,” Mr. Raja said.

“It appears irrational and the EC should have thought of all aspects in-depth before taking this action relating to symbols to political parties. You have live elephants, how will you cover them.

“There are symbols like hand pumps and are you going to cover all these,” he said.

His comments came as Election Commission last night issued orders to cover statues of Ms. Mayawati and elephants, the BSP’s poll symbol.

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