Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday saw politics when a huge swarm of honey bees --some of them on the roof of the stage--invaded the venue of her party BSP's mega rally in Lucknow.
As Mayawati was in the midst of her address at the rally to celebrate BSP's 25th anniversary here, the bees made a sudden appearance and made a hive on the stage below which she stood.
The bees did not go unnoticed by the BSP supremo who pointed to them above her head and smelt a political conspiracy. Her party said the appearance of the bees was a conspiracy.
The UP government also pointed to some "mischief" and quickly ordered an inquiry, apparently stung by the sudden appearance of the bees at Rama Bai Ambedkar maidan, the rally venue.
"Someone disturbed honey bees at the nearby central school building by lighting a fire below the hive, following which they hovered over the Rama Bai Ambedkar maidan for about an hour," an official release said here.
The inquiry will reveal the mischievous elements behind the incident, it added.
Unperturbed by the sudden appearance of the bees, Mayawati continued her address to the scores of people gathered for the rally.
"It's a matter of happiness and satisfaction that none of these bees have stung any of the BSP party workers," Mayawati said, adding in a ligher vein, "These bees are feliciatating us all in our honour."