New Delhi, Jul 10: The Supreme Court of India said that it can not stay the construction of Mayawati statues in a Nodia park unless it received a case of misappropriation of fund.
“If a democratically elected government decides to do something without misappropriating public money, there is little courts can do," the apex court said.
A supreme court advocate Ravi Kant filed a PIL seeking a stay on installation of statue of Mayawati and other Dalit leaders in Noida.
The issue of the leader using up public funds to set up statues of herself, Dalit leader Kanchi Ram along with those of elephants signifying her party, Bahujan Samajwadi Party's (BSP) symbol has received harsh criticism from the public to the opposition parties.
The Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram earlier called her statues a 'shame' while the state opposition leader Mulayam Singh said he would bulldoze the statues if he could.