Mayawati has to deposit money used for erecting her statues, BSP symbol: Supreme Court

Mayawati has to deposit money used for erecting her statues, BSP symbol: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Friday said it was of the tentative view that BSP chief Mayawati has to deposit public money used for erecting statues of herself and elephants, the party’s symbol, at parks in Lucknow and Noida to the state exchequer.nnAccording to report, then Chief Minister Mayawati spent around Rs 6,000 crore in parks and memorials to honour of Dalit leaders.nnThe remarks were made by a bench hearing a petition filed by an advocate who had contended that public money cannot be utilised for creating own statues and for propagating the political party.nn”We are of the tentative view that Mayawati has to deposit the public money spent on her statues and party symbol to the state exchequer,” a bench headed by Chief JustiDeepaknjan Gogoi said.nnThe bench, also comprising justices Deepk Gupta and Sanjeev Khanna, posted the matter for final hearing on April 2.nnThe bench made it clear the tentative view was expressed by it as the matter will take some time for a hearing.nn”We will have it for final disposal on April 2,” the bench said.nnWith  Trust of India

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