New Delhi: Taking exception to Election Commission’s order to drape UP Chief Minister Mayawati’s statues and those of her party symbol elephant in poll-bound UP, political outfits on Sunday said it will give rise to several complications.

"This decision will give rise to several complications. It is impractical to implement," CPI National Secretary D Raja said.

"It appears irrational and the EC should have thought of all aspects in-depth before taking this action relating to symbols to political parties. You have live elephants, how will you cover them. There are symbols like hand pumps. Are you going to cover all these?" he asked.

JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav said, "There is no point in covering the statues. The statues are concrete proof to the fact that public money has been wasted."

Their comments came against the backdrop of Election Commission issuing orders last night to cover statues of Mayawati and BSP's poll symbol 'elephant'.

(Agencies)