UP assembly elections: Nehru-Gandhi statues to be draped?

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Indira Gandhi
Allahabad, Jan 22: Ahead of crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, a public interest litigation was filed in the Allahabad High Court assaying directions for covering of statues of former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi across the state till assembly elections are over.

The PIL was filed in the back drop of Election Commission of India decision to cover all statues of Bahujan Samaj Party (BJP) supremo Mayawati and her party symbol "elephant" across Uttar Pradesh.

The PIL was filed by Allahabad-based Adivasi Samajotthan Evam Kalyan Samiti president RK Maurya citing that public money had been spent for constructing the statues installed by Congress in various parts of the state and hence they should be covered to prevent the party from deriving political mileage.

Earlier, EC had mentioned that it wanted to drape all Mayawati statues and the election symbol of BSP to stop the party from "deriving political mileage".

Meanwhile, the petition is likely to come up for hearing on Wednesday, Jan 25 in the Allahabad High Court.

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