Supreme Court says Mayawati: The Supreme Court has said that BSP chief Mayawati will have to pay the public’s money to spend on statues. The Supreme Court heard this petition while hearing a petition. Statues of Mayawati and her party’s icon elephants were made in Lucknow and Noida. An advocate filed a petition against it. It was demanded in the petition that leaders should be instructed not to spend public money on making statue of their own and party symbols.
Detailed hearing on April 2
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Bench said that it is our temporary opinion that Mayawati has to deposit the amount spent on these statues in the government fund. The detailed hearing will be on April 2.
1400 crores spent on the sculpture project
Between 2007 and 2011, the then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati had set up two parks in Lucknow and Noida. In these parks, Mayawati had made several statues of its founder, Bhimrao Ambedkar, founder of the BSP, Kanshiram and the symbol of the party’s elephant.
The cost of this project was more than Rs. 1,400 crores. 30 statues of elephant stones and 22 paintings of bronze were taken. 685 crores was spent on this. Enforcement Directorate (ED) had registered a case of loss of Rs 111 crore to the public exchequer.
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