Ajay Singh | February 23, 2010
Now the Supreme Court has referred to the election commission to verify if elephants built in memorial parks in Lucknow and NOIDA stand for electoral symbol for Mayawati's BSP. The question appears quite redundant as there is hardly any doubt the BSP's symbol is elephant. At the same time, elephants are culturally used as good omen in India to welcome guests across the country. But Mayawati's project of building ten monuments on a colossal cost is not a cultural but political project by all account.
This raises a more serious question if the chief minister has been using public money to propogate her party's election symbol. Of course hundreds of statues of elephant erected around parks in Lucknow are being described in the PIL filed at the SC as a mute testimony to crass pursuit of a political objective on the pretext of re-inventing dalit history and culture. Do you agree with the view that elephants erected in parks in Lucknow and NOIDA are the BSP's symbol?
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