Mayawati misusing funds : Digvijay Singh

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Bhopal, Feb 25 (UNI) The Congress today accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of ''misusing funds'' by setting up monuments and parks instead of spending it on people's welfare.

Levelling this allegation at a news conference here, Congress incharge of Uttar Pradesh, Digvijay Singh said, ''Building monuments was the practice during the tenure of emperors and feudals.'' He felt that had Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar been alive today he would have opposed ''misuse'' of funds for setting up parks and monuments.

On Ms Mayawati's demand for SPG protection, Mr Singh said such security cover was provided to Prime Minister and ex-Prime Ministers.

''If she felt that Uttar Pradesh police was incompetent to provide her protection, it was a different matter. Congress would be happy if she lived in a cocoon away from people''.

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