The Supreme Court on Friday refused to restrain the Uttar Pradesh government from going ahead with the installation of statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and other Dalit leaders in a Noida park.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan said: “If it has been approved by the government, this court cannot interfere…if the cabinet has approved it, then we can’t do anything.
“We can intervene only if there are allegations of corruption or misappropriation of funds,” the bench said refusing to
stall the Mayawati government’s statue-installing spree.
The court’s remarks came after advocate Ravi Kant mentioned for urgent hearing an application seeking direction to the Mayawati Government to maintain status quo on the statue installation work.
The apex court had already issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on June 29 on a petition accusing the government of misusing public funds for glorification of BSP leaders in Lucknow.
But the court had then refused to pass any stay order.