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Mayawati to deposit money used for erecting her statues, BSP symbol's elephant: SC

PTI
Published Feb 8, 2019, 1:52 pm IST
Updated Feb 8, 2019, 1:52 pm IST
A petition filed had contended that public money cannot be utilised for creating own statues and for propagating the political party.
The bench posted the matter for final hearing on April 2. (Photo: File)
 The bench posted the matter for final hearing on April 2. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court 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.

The 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.

 

"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 Justice Ranjan Gogoi said. The bench, also comprising justices Deepka Gupta and Sanjeev Khanna, posted the matter for final hearing on April 2.

The bench made it clear the tentative view was expressed by it as the matter will take some time for hearing. "We will have it for final disposal on April 2," the bench said.

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