BSP supremo Mayawati and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister received a big shock from the Supreme Court. She may be asked to pay back the public money she spent as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in erecting statues of herself and party symbol ‘elephant’.
On Friday, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi did not take kindly to the former CM’s decision to use public exchequer for constructing grandiose stone images of herself and the BSP’s electoral symbol in several places, including Noida and Lucknow.
“We primarily think Ms. Mayawati should return this money she has spent from the public exchequer on statues, elephants,” remarked Justice Gogoi.
The Supreme Court has, however, adjourned the hearings to April 2nd and going by the latest scenario, Mayawati might be forced to pay back the money which she spent for herself.