India's low-caste political leader, Mayawati, has spent $500 million on statues of herself and others. But to supporters, the statues symbolize her monumental success.
Voters head to the polls this week in staggered nationwide elections.
In wake of confidence vote, it faces shaky political alliances and corruption claims.
Communists oppose the pact with the US, which would give India access to nuclear fuel and technology, threatening to bring down the government.