Mayawati rationalizes her statues in SC, Says it "Represent will of people"
She had filed the affidavit in compliance with the last order of the Supreme Court, in her affidavit she has stated, 'it was the will of the people'.
New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati seeks dismissal of plea which alleged public funds were misused on installation of memorials in UP, says it is "politically motivated" and justified it claiming it "represent will of people".
The BSP supremo in her affidavit before the Supreme Court, tried to justify her move of spending huge amount of public money on memorials instead of spending on education or hospitals said, "is a debatable question and can't be decided by a court."
She had filed the affidavit in compliance with the last order of the Supreme Court, in her affidavit she has stated, 'it was the will of the people' and that they were constructed so people could draw inspiration from them.
"Why question only Dalit leaders' statues and not the ones erected by the Congress and the BJP using public money," the 63-year-old leader questioned, referring to statues of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Shivaji, NT Rama Rao and Jayalalithaa.
She also alleged that the statues of elephants were "mere architectural design" and do not represent her party's symbol.
BSP chief Mayawati filed affidavit before the Supreme Court justifying expenses in installation of her statues and elephant statues in Uttar Pradesh.