Apex court rejects Maya's plea on statues row
STAFF WRITER 13:47 HRS IST
New Delhi, Nov 13 (PTI) The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for permission to undertake
maintenance and certain other works at the controversial Rs 2,600
crores Ambedkar site in Lucknow.
A bench of Justices H S Bedi and J M Panchal felt that there was "no
change of circumstances" to grant any such relief to the state
government which was earlier restrained by it from carrying out any
further activities at the site.
The apex court, however, said it would examine the plea on merits when
the main matter relating to the issue would come up on November 30.
The state government had filed an urgent application seeking
permission to go-ahead with the maintenance work on the plea that
lakhs of people would be thronging the site on December 6 on the
occasion of the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar.
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