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Mayawati's main purpose was to build own statues: Paswan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Taking a dig at BSP supremo Mayawati, and said Sunday that her main purpose in erecting statues of several icons, including B R Ambedkar, when she was the was to build her own statues.

Paswan's comments came in the wake of some adverse observations made by the in a plea filed against her decision to spend public money on statues of leaders, some of whom were linked to her party, and also on the BSP symbol of the elephant when she was at the helm in UP.

"Her main purpose was to erect her own statues. Installing statues of the likes of was an excuse," Paswan said.

Following the court's observation that she may have to return the money spent on the exercise, had lashed out at rival leaders and the media for distorting the judicial observations and expressed faith that she would get justice in the matter.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 18:35 IST