New Delhi, Jul 9: The on-going controversy over the Mayawati regime for misusing public money for buliding statues, on Wednesday, Jul 8 Mayawati promised the Supreme Court that the high tech ecological park in Lucknow will have no statues.
A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam had no hesitation in vacating an Allahabad High Court interim order to remain the demolition of Lucknow jail and to make way for the preparation on ground for setting up the ecological park.
The demolition of the Lucknow jail would clear 195 acres of land for utilization of eco park. Senior advocate K K Venugopal has also advised that the new jail with modern facilities should be constructed on the outskirts of the state capital.
The PIL had questioned about the installation of statues of Mayawati and elephants at various places in the state. The state told the court that no one questions statues of other leaders being erected, but when it came to dalit icons, many people have problems.