Mayawati statue row: BSP supremo says memorials, parks in UP are tourist spots


New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said memorial and parks are tourist attraction of Uttar Pradesh and gives regular income to the government.

The Dalit leaders remark comes a day after the apex court in an oral observation said that the BSP chief should reimburse public money used for erecting the statues of herself and her party’s symbol.

The money should be reimbursed to the state exchequer, the apex court said.

Mayawati took to Twitter and requested the media not to distort oral observation of the top court.

She said media and BJP leaders should stop kite flying.“Humble request to media please don’t distort oral observation of Hon’ble court”.

Mayawati said great Sants, Gurus and great men born in deprived and oppressed Dalit and OBCs are new grand identity and tourist attraction of Uttar Pradesh which gives regular income to government.

The Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Friday said that it was of the tentative view that Mayawati has to pay back public money used for the statues.

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