Pooja Sareen, Student, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication

“Ridiculous” is the word used by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to describe the covering up of statues in U.P. Few weeks back Election Commission passed an order for covering up of “elephant” statues which is BSP‘s party symbol and are intalled in the state, as these statues are public poperty and can’t be used for political mileage.

Commenting on the order, Modi on twitter said that, “the Centre makes bravery-award winning children sit on elephants during the January 26 parade. Doesn’t that violate model code of conduct?”, he made all these comments without pointing towards Election Commission.

Mayawati also commented on this order by Election Commission saying, “people will consider this decision taken with an anti-dalit and casteist mentality and under pressure from the Congress-led government at the Centre”.