Ahmad was reacting to Mayawati's demand for an additional grant of Rs. 556 crore for her dream project to erect statues of her mentor Kanshi Ram and other Dalit icons while she sought Rs. 250 crore to fight the ongoing drought.
On Monday, Mayawati had raised a fresh demand for Rs. 556 crore in the Rs. 7,559 crore supplementary budget tabled before the state assembly.
Over the years, Rs. 5,000 crore have been allocated towards Chief Minister Mayawati's dream projects since the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) came to power in May 2007.
Ahmad said: "Spending so much on parks and statues is sheer waste of public money."