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If Only Poor People Could Eat Statues.

In India, Indian Elections 2009, Legal, Politics on June 30, 2009 at 10:37 am

Mayawati, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, champion of the dalits, and almost-became-PM of India is finally under India’s Supreme Court scanner – for misusing public funds to build monuments of herself, her mentor, and elephants all over the state to the tune of 7000 crores rupees ($1.5 Billion). This is a state that is both India’s most populous and among its poorest. In 2006 the World Bank estimated the UP state as having more than 70% of its population living below the poverty line (Under $1.25 a day)

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