Mayawati warns SP for not to change memorials

Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati, who had drawn flak from the Supreme Court for wasting taxpayers` money by building parks and installing her statues, today warned the ruling SP in Uttar Pradesh that any move to make changes in the memorials erected during her regime could create law and order problem.

“The ruling SP should take a lesson from the BSP government which did not make any dent in the honour and prestige of the various parks and memorials set up by the Mulayam Singh Yadav government in the name of its ideologues and great men,” she said at a function after paying floral tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar here. The former chief minister warned against any move to make changes in the parks saying “it would create a law and order problem not only in the state but also in the country”.

“The SP government should not indulge in any act which could create a problem in the country and their government could also face serious problem,” she said. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday had announced that while the previous regime had built parks and statues, his government will set up IT park in Lucknow to attract companies to the state capital.