Bedi questions installing statues on govt land, seeks report

Puducherry, Nov 18 (PTI) Lieutenant Governor ofPuducherry Kiran Bedi on Monday questioned erection of statueson public land in Yanam region and sought a report in thisregard.

In her whatsapp message to mediapersons, she saidstatues were allowed to be installed only on private landonly.

'But, Yanam is full of statues anda number ofstatues has been erected on public land,' she observed.

She said people have also been complaining againsterection of statues and building of religious structures atpublic places.

She said the Supreme Court had in 2013 bannedinstallation of statues and construction of religiousstructures on public land.

Bedi sought to know when the statues were erected andwho gave the permission and at whose cost the statues wereinstalled in Yanam region.

She said the Collector of Puducherry has been askedto go into the issue and get a report from the regionaladministrator of Yanam region.

'The report should be submitted to me,' she said.