In a major setback to the Mayawati government, the Supreme Court refused to lift the ban on the construction of memorial parks in Lucknow.
A bench comprising Justices J M Panchal and A K Patnaik, however, permitted the state government to carry on maintenance work such as removal of debris and cleaning of parks and memorials.
The apex court is examining the issue of wastage of huge public money by the state government in the construction of parks, memorials and statues of Dalit leaders.
The Mayawati government had prayed for lifting of ban on construction on the ground that huge public money has been blocked due to the stay order. Contractors had started demanding the refund of huge investments made by them on the project.
The UP government has earmarked Rs 2,600 crore for parks in Lucknow and Noida.
The court also directed the Allahabad High Court to dispose of the matter within four months.
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