Supreme Court notice to Mayavati on statues issue

Supreme Court notice to Mayavati on statues issue

Supreme Court notice to Mayavati on statues issue

The Supreme Court bench comprising Justices Dalveer Bhandari and A K Ganguli issued show-cause notice to the Uttar Pradesh government for using money meant for the state’s development for installing statues of UP chief minister Mayavati. A notice was sent separately to Mayawati also.

The petitioner Ravi Kant, a Supreme Court advocate, alleged in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that the total money used by Mayawati from the state budget for 2008-09 and 2009-10 for such projects was to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore.

The court passed the order on a PIL seeking its direction to restrain Mayawati from installing her statues and party symbol at public places at the cost of public finances and demanded a CBI inquiry into the misuse of state exchequer.

The court, after hearing the petitioner’s contentions, granted four weeks to the state government to file its reply.


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