Rider on elephant, Maya’s BSP, Swamy Maurya, R K Chaudhary on land, Statue scam, Cycle tack park
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Besides Mayawati and Kashram statues, uncounted states of elephants also installed place to place, garden to garden in Uttar Prades when Mayawati was running BSP Govt in Uttar Pradesn. Estimates suggest that each statue of Kanshi Ram and Mayawati cost Rs 6.65 crores. Each elephant statue costs more than Rs 70 lakh. These statues worth Rs 2,600 crore can be seen in UP.
When Mayawti was 56 and had a relatively low-profile birthday. That contrasted with earlier extravagant parties, when Lucknow has been decorated with thousands of lights and Mayawati has worn expensive diamond and gold jewellery, with garlands of big-valuation currency notes, reported to be worth Rs18 lakhs -$40,000 (in 2010), and multi-tiered cakes weighing over 50kg.
After Mayawati statues, Akhilesh Yadav leaves cycle imprints on roads: If previous BSP government under Mayawati installed the literally irremovable and life-size elephants–her party symbol, her successor-Akhilesh Yadav-is busy in promoting his Samajwadi Party’s (SP) election symbol – bicycle.
After promoting cycling in a big way by building cycle tracks and exempting cycles form VAT, the Akhilesh government is installed a 59-feet tall bicycle sculpture in the sprawling Janeshwar Misra Park in Lucknow. The bicycle, incidentally, is also the election symbol of the ruling Samajwadi Party.
The larger-than-life statues commissioned by Mayawati for memorials dedicated to her mentor and herself may have been built upon outsized corruption. Akhilesh Yadav, who has replaced Mayawati as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, says the statues may encircle a 40,000 crore scam.