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Supreme Court orders Mayawati to return public money spent on Statues

The state government headed by Mayawati had built the memorials, statues and parks at a cost of over Rs 2,600 crore in Lucknow, Noida and few other places in the state.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 8 Feb 2019 7:18 AM GMT

Supreme Court orders Mayawati to return public money spent on Statues
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Friday, directed BSP supremo Mayawati to pay back all the public money she squander on memorials and statues during her tenure as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh between 2007 and 2012.

The apex court said this while hearing a plea seeking direction to restrain her from spending public money on building statues.

Chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said the court will hear the plea on April 2.

The state government headed by Mayawati had built the memorials, statues and parks at a cost of over Rs 2,600 crore in Lucknow, Noida and few other places in the state.

Recently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), on Thursday, conducted searches in connection with alleged irregularities of over Rs 111 crore in construction of memorials and statues in the state.

Saima Siddiqui

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