How to Build Statues and Annoy Judges, the Mayawati Way

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How to Build Statues and Annoy Judges, the Mayawati Way

Illustration: Arati Gujar

 

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ith the all the discussion surrounding the newly inaugurated Statue of Unity of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat and the upcoming Shivaji statue off the coast of Mumbai, you wouldn’t be the only one to have forgotten about all the statues India has loved before. But an SC bench led by the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, has reminded us of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati’s public parks across the state. The bench made statements that it was of the “tentative view” that she should reimburse the public exchequer for erecting statues of herself and of elephants, the symbol of her party.

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