Headless Congressi chickens, again... Congress asks Election Commission to hide lotus ponds in Madhya Pradesh from voters JABALPUR: The Congress is upset about lotuses in full autumn bloom in water bodies of Mahakaushal, Malwa and Bundelkhand regions in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. The party on Monday wrote to the Election Commission (EC) to "hide" the national flower from public view so that voters aren't unfairly drawn to the BJP symbol. Demanding a level-playing field, the MP Congress urged the EC for suitable directions to cover all ponds where the lotus is cultivated to be sold across the country. BJP spokesperson Vishwas Sarang hit back, saying it showed the "mental bankruptcy and despondency" of Congress. "It means people should start covering their hands because it is the symbol of the party," he said.