Lucknow: Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and father Mulayam vacated their official bungalows on Thursday as per a Supreme Court order earlier this month. This despite both previously requesting two years for moving out.
The Supreme Court had previously ordered that all government bungalows held by former CMs of UP be vacated. The decision was taken by the apex court while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by NGO Lokprahari.
Both Akhilesh and Mulayam had asked for two years time to vacate the bungalows allotted to them. While Akhilesh, who suffered a humiliating drubbing in the last state election, had said that he has no residence to move into, Mulayam had said none of his properties could accommodate his security personnel and the large number of guests he receives daily. Both of them had asked Supreme Court for relief but with none coming their way, had to pack up.
The other former CMs who also have to vacate government bungalows allotted to them are Mayawati, Rajnath Singh, Kalyan Singh and ND Tiwari.