Maya defends statues of Dalit icons
STAFF WRITER 18:12 HRS IST
Noida (UP), Nov 12 (PTI) Unfazed by ongoing cases in the Supreme Court
on the issue, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today said the
controversial memorial for B R Ambedkar and BSP founder Kansi Ram
being built here was a symbol of respect for the Dalit icons who
fought against injustice.
"Keeping in mind the sentiments of the people of western UP, a
memorial is being constructed here as a mark of a respect for great
leaders and saints who have fought throughout their lives against
inequality and casteism," Mayawati said.
She also charged successive governments in the state with "ignoring"
the contribution of such people.
The BSP chief was speaking to the media after inaugurating the
extension of Delhi Metro service to Noida.
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