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Phoolan Devi Statue Seized in UP Before Installation; Bihar Minister Sahani Returned from Airport

Phoolan Devi Statue Seized in UP Before Installat

The total programme was being organised by the Mukesh Sahani-led Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP), a BJP ally in Bihar.

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  • Last Updated:July 26, 2021, 10:58 IST
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The police and district administration Sunday seized a statue of dacoit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi earlier than it was put in, and in addition didn’t enable Bihar minister Mukesh Sahani to exit the Varanasi airport for attending the set up ceremony, officers stated. Superintendent of Police Ram Badan Singh stated the statue of the previous Lok Sabha MP was to be put in at Amilhara village on her loss of life anniversary Sunday, and a platform was constructed for this goal. The total programme was being organised by the Mukesh Sahani-led Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP), a BJP ally in Bihar. The VIP accused the BJP of getting a casteist mentality”.

Bhadohi sub-divisional Justice of the Peace Ashish Kumar stated no permission was sought to put in the statue and the land the place it was to be put in belonged to the gram samaj. The Bhadohi SP additionally stated that VIP chief and Bihar’s Minister for Animal and Fisheries Sahani, who was coming right here on the occasion, was not allowed to return out from the Varanasi airport, and despatched again to Bihar. Police additionally stated Sahani had despatched the statue right here and will probably be dispatched again. Phoolan Devi, who was killed on today in 2001, was popularly generally known as “Bandit Queen”. She additionally served as a member of parliament on a Samajwadi Party ticket. She was assassinated in Delhi. District head of Vikassheel Insaan Party Ramakant Kevat stated get together employees needed to put in the statue on July 25 to mark her loss of life anniversary, nevertheless it was taken into custody by the police.

He additionally stated that the BJP is exhibiting its “casteist mentality”, and added the get together will maintain protests over this situation.

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