Election Commission to decide on BSP's party symbol

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New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission to decide within three months a complaint-seeking freezing of the 'elephant' symbol of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for allegedly violating poll panel's instructions on use of party symbols.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia said it was keeping the petition relating to the issue alive before it and any further proceedings will take place after it goes through the decision on the maintainability of the complaint by the Election Commission.

The apex court further said that the question of seeking material from the Uttar Pradesh Government would arise only after it decides on the validity of the order passed by the Election Commission.

The Supreme Court had on February 22 directed the Election Commission to deliver judgement whether installation of statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and elephants, which is BSP's election symbol, at various parks in the state, at the cost of public money was violative of election law. (ANI)

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