Mayawati defends memorials after SC observations

New Delhi | A day after Supreme Court observed that Mayawati should reimburse the money that was spent on the memorials made in the public places in the city during her tenure as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati defends her decision in a series of tweets.

Mayawati, who recently joined Twitter a month ago, had erected huge statues of elephants, the symbol for the Bahujan Samajwadi Party. In the tweet, she explains that the statues are ‘giving a grand identity’ and honours the oppressed ‘ Sants, Gurus and great men’, also giving ‘a regular income to the economy’.

She also asked the media and BJP to not distort the Court’s statements and mislead people.

The apex court’s observation came when it was hearing advocate Ravi Kant’s PIL alleging misuse of crores of rupees of public money spent for installing the statues, including in a park in Noida, on the outskirts of Delhi. The PIL was filed in 2009.

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