New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s birthday on January 15 will not be a grand affair this year, courtesy the active Election Commission eying every move of the poll candidates ahead of the assembly polls in the state.

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The officers supposed to be the permanent guests at the annual party will not be invited by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and those willing to give a surprise to the chief minister will be under the watchful eye of the Election Commission.

The BSP supremo known for her grand birthday celebrations including laying the foundation stone of various projects and releasing funds for many more, will now mark her birthday in a simple manner by cutting a cake at her party office along with her party workers. 

With model code of conduct coming into existence ahead of the assembly polls, Mayawati has made it clear that she will not receive any gift this time and those willing to give her something can do so by bringing the party back to power again.

On the other hand, the Samajwadi Party has advised the Election Commission to organize video recording of the party to be held on January 15 and deploy an observer at the venue.

According to Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary, guests at Mayawati’s birthday party must be frisked to ensure no transaction of any type of gift takes place.

The Commission has assured that it will not allow any violation of model code of conduct during the party.

It is to be noted, Mayawati's last birthday was marked with laying the foundation stone and release of funds for projects worth Rs 4,000 crore. The projects were waiting for the release of funds on the occasion of her birthday. Moreover, the BSP chief was about to flag off many more projects but with the enforcement of the model code of conduct, the projects were put on hold.