Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has been asked to repay the money she spent from the state pocket to erect her statues and her party symbol’s statues across her state during her regime.
While considering a petition failed by a senior lawyer, a Supreme Court bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi has orally observed that the public money used by erect statues should be paid back.
The case will be considered on April 2 again for its final hearing. The final verdict is less likely to be different from the present observation made by the bench.
The petitioner has alleged that as high as Rs 2000 crore Indian rupees were spent from the UP state budget to erect the statues aimed to achieve the end of self aggrandisement.
At this moment, it remains unclear how much money that the BSP leader will have to pay back to the state pocket and how much time the leader will get to make that payment.
Anyway, the ex-CM has not yet responded publically about the SC’s oral observation. In the coming hours, she is expected to make a public statement about the SC’s observation.
Vignesh. S. G
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