The Lok Janshakti Party on Sunday alleged its supremo Ramvilas Paswan was not allowed to unveil the statue of Lakhan Singh, a prominent Pasi community leader, in Unnao (UP), a charge denied by the district administration.
"Paswan reached Khurwa Khera village to unveil the statue, but we were not allowed to do so," LJP's general secretary Chittra Singh said.
Additional District Magistrate Pramod Shanker Shukla dismissed the allegation saying the party had not obtained necessary permission for the programme.
Later, a miffed Paswan told reporters "I will come again on August 23 and will unveil the statue even if I am arrested."
Slamming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, he said her government's denial of permission to install the statue of a great leader of the Pasi community had exposed her love for dalits.
"Her love for dalits is nothing but a farce," he said.