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Elephant statues in UP won't be covered in this Assembly polls

Elephant statues in UP wont be covered in this Assembly polls
Unlike the last Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, statues of elephants, the BSP's poll symbol doting various parks and memorials here and in Noida, will not be under wraps this time.

The statues built when Mayawati was the chief minister were covered in the 2012 Assembly polls on the orders of the election commission.

To a question on the possibility of covering statues of Mayawati and elephants, Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi on Thursday said, "The Supreme Court has given directives in this connection and we have also given some guidelines in its pursuance... this issue is no more under the consideration of the commission."
The CEC however did not elaborate on the directives of the apex court or poll panel guidelines in this regard.


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