India, Politics: Ritesh Pandey, Uttar Pradesh Elections

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Stone elephant statues built by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kumari Mayawati are seen covered with yellow tarpaulin during the State Elections in Uttar Pradesh (a Bellwether state), India, on 21st January, 2012. The elephant is a symbol of the BSP party and "press the button, decide the elephant" is a slogan chanted during campaigning. Photo by Suzanne Lee for The National (online byline: Photo by Szu for The National)