BSP big cheese Mayawati is also asked to pay back the general public cash she spent as chief minister of uttar pradesh in erection statues of herself and party symbol 'elephant'. On Friday, a bench headed by chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi failed to take kindly to the previous CM's call to use public finances for constructing grandiose stone pictures of herself and also the BSP’s electoral image in many places, as well as Noida and Lucknow. "We primarily assume Ms Mayawati ought to come back this cash she has spent from the general public finances on statues, elephants," remarked Justice Gogoi. Notably, the PIL filed by advocate Ravi kant in 2009 against the installation of statues was arising before the CJI for the primary time once he expressed his tentative read. The choose added: "Please return ready on consecutive date of hearing. we tend to ar posting this on April two. And you currently understand our tentative read." The comment from the bench prompted senior attorney and BSP MP Satish Mishra to hunt a date in could, maybe as a result of the pick for the overall election is probably going to require place in April and also the party wouldn't need any adverse news against its top leader round the voting. But the CJI turned down this plea. "No. we can't defer it. Please do not build USA say something a lot of. we'd need to mention plenty a lot of and however do not build us. return ready on consecutive date," retorted the bench. The PIL alleges that defrayal over Rs one,200 large integer on statues was fully unwarranted once UP has over fifty million individuals below the poverty line, besides rock bottom literacy rate within the country. Kant had conjointly seen that these permanent structures conjointly desecrated model code of conduct that restrained such displays throughout the elections. The Mayawati government had earlier told the court that the whole expenditure is predicated on the budget elapsed the legislature which there was no scope for a review seeable of the legislative sanction. The records then submitted by the government had instructed that every sculpture of Kanshi Ram and Mayawati value Rs half dozen.65 crore. every elephant sculpture prices over Rs 70 lakh. In addition, crores had to be spent on constructing boundary walls around parks across the state wherever these statues were put in and another Rs eighty crore every year on the upkeep of those parks. In reference to alleged money irregularities in constructing these memorials, the UP Vigilance Department had registered a grievance in 2014, once Akhilesh Yadav was the chief minister, whose government alleged the scam had resulted within the loss of over Rs 1100 crore to the govt finances and unlawful gain to public servants and personal people. The Vigilance FIR was registered on the premise of a report by the UP Lokayukta, who alleged in could 2013 that Rs one,400 crore of public cash had been siphoned off within the construction of the memorials. The report had conjointly indicted 199 people, as well as Mayawati’s then shut aides and former ministers Naseemuddin Siddiqui and adult male Singh Kushwaha, and twelve of her party MLAs for alleged “wrong-doings” within the purchase of sandstone for the memorials. Allahabad high court is presently condemned of a matter with reference to progress of investigation into this case.