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BSP's lawyers will put their side in court: Akhilesh on SC view

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Yadav Friday said BSP's lawyers will present their side before the Supreme Court, which expressed a tentative view that party has to deposit the public money used for erecting statues to the state exchequer.

The SP and the BSP have recently forged an alliance for the elections in

"I don't have full information about this. The court might have made some observations. BSP's lawyers will put their side in the court," Yadav said.

The court, earlier in the day, said it was of the tentative view that has to deposit public money used for erecting statues of herself and elephants, the party's symbol, at parks in and to the state exchequer.

A bench headed by Justice has posted the matter for final hearing on April 2.

Attacking the BJP without taking its name, the said, "A statue is going to be installed in the Lok Bhavan here. We will also install a statue of there."

He was referring to the Yogi Adityanath government's plan to install a 25-feet statue of former at Lok Bhawan, which houses the chief minister's office, in the state capital.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by an who had contended that public money cannot be utilised for creating own statues and for propagating the political party.

The petitioner has alleged that crores of rupees was used from the state budget for 2008-09 to glorify who was then the of

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 14:45 IST