Mayawati to unveil 40 statues, six of herself

June 24th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Lucknow, June 24 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, will unveil 40 statues, including six of her own, in the state on July 3.

The statues will be unveiled along with the Kanshi Ram Memorial and the Gautam Buddhasthals.

Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) will erect these statues at various places.

According to LDA, the statues are valued at Rs 6.68 crore. And, the 60 marble elephants at the Ambedkar memorial cost Rs 52 crore.

The Uttar Pradesh culture department’s budget for 2008 had allocated more than Rs 194 crore for building statues of great leaders.

If the figures of the cultural department are anything to go by, this is just one-third of the entire budget. (ANI)

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