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 mentioned. Superintendent of Police Ram Badan Singh mentioned the statue of the previous Lok Sabha MP was to be put in at Amilhara village on her dying anniversary Sunday, and a platform was constructed for this objective. The whole 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 mentioned 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 mentioned that VIP chief and Bihar’s Minister for Animal and Fisheries Sahani, who was coming right here on the occasion, was not allowed to come back out from the Varanasi airport, and despatched again to Bihar.
Police additionally mentioned Sahani had despatched the statue right here and it is going to be dispatched again. Phoolan Devi, who was killed on at the present time in 2001, was popularly often 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 mentioned celebration employees needed to put in the statue on July 25 to mark her dying anniversary, however it was taken into custody by the police. He additionally mentioned that the BJP is displaying its “casteist mentality”, and added the celebration will maintain protests over this problem.