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'EC's directive on Mayawati's statues impractical'

delhi Updated: Jan 08, 2012 19:38 IST
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CPI leader D Raja on Sunday termed Election Commission's order to cover statues of chief minister Mayawati and elephants, BSP's poll symbol, as "impractical" and "irrational", saying it will rise to several complications.

"This election Commission decision will give rise to several complications. It is impractical to implement," CPI National Secretary D 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 on Saturday night issued orders to cover statues of Mayawati and elephants, the BSP's poll symbol.