After Sheila, CAG report clasps Maya for expending Rs 66 cr

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Mayawati, UP Chief Minister
Lucknow, Aug 6: Chief Minister, UP, Mayawati like her counterpart Shiela Dikshit have fallen in the CAG's trap after the UP Assembly slammed her of spending more than 66 crore rupees unnecessarily in building projects.

The projects based in Lucknow are- BR Ambedkar and the Kanshi Ram memorial. According to the auditor's report the expenses were "avoidable".

The report also indicts that the stones used to build these memorials were transported from somewhere else and then transported to Lucknow causing the government a loss of Rs 15 crore and blames the CM of using over Rs 22 lakh in revising contracts for purchasing various stones.

The report however could not establish the amount of losses in installing statues worth Rs 287.65 crore.

Opposition also blamed the BSP leader of misusing funds to build statues and parks in memory of her mentor Kanishram, Dalit leader and Dr BR Ambedkar.

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