EC not issued order to cover YSR statues

Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal today clarified that the Election Commission of India has not issued any guidelines to cover the YSR statues in the districts where the by-election would be held on June 12. Mr Bhanwarlal made these remarks when a scribe asked him about reports on the covering of YSR Statue in Tirupati and Chittor as appearing in a section of media. Mr Bhanwarlal said no representations have been received from YSR Congress Party or other party on the issue that happened in Tiruapti and Chitoor and added the Commission has not given instructions to any one in this regard. The CEO said the State Election Commission has not received any guidelines from the EC to this effect and added normally the statues will be covered to ensure the politicial party would not influence voters.