Published On : Thu, May 31st, 2018

Mayawati sends Lucknow home keys by speed-post


New Delhi: Claiming compliance with a Supreme Court order, BSP supremo Mayawati vacated a government house but is holding on to a second sprawling bungalow which her party says is a memorial to their founder Kanshi Ram.

Her personal secretary today said she has vacated the bungalow on 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg which was allotted to her as former chief minister.

The press release said the bungalow was vacated yesterday in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court had on May 7 said former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh cannot retain government accommodation after demitting office.

Following the order, the UP government on May 17 issued notices to Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kalyan Singh, Mayawati, Rajnath Singh and Akhilesh Yadav to vacate the bungalows.

The BSP, however, appears to suggest that the notice Mayawati got is for the wrong bungalow.

The Bahujan Samaj Party said recently that the UP government notice asked Maywati to vacate 13A, Mall Avenue, and not the bungalow on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg which they claim was actually allotted to her as a former chief minister.

Last week, a BSP delegation met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, claiming that the Mall Avenue bungalow had been converted into a Kanshi Ram memorial in 2011, and Mayawati occupied only two rooms in it.