Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav leave their official residences in Lucknow yesterday followed by the order of the Supreme Court which says that former Chief Ministers have to vacate their official allotted bungalows.
However, Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav earlier had moved to Supreme Court to put a stay on the order of leaving the bungalows, but the court rejected their plea.
In the plea, Akhilesh Yadav have asked for the two-year time backed by his children’s education and security reasons while his father Mulayam Yadav claim for his age and ill-health issues and asked for the more time.
According to the sources, Akhilesh Yadav earlier challenged the media to help him to find a place to live. He said, “We are ready to vacate but we need more time, both netaji (Mulayam Singh) and I don’t have any place to live in Lucknow. If you can find a place for us let us know”.
However, they both may stay at the Government guest house by booking two rooms and later on shifts to the three villas at a private colony in Lucknow as per the sources.
On May 7, the Supreme Court had issued notices to six former chief ministers including Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Kalyan singh, Mayawati and Rajnath Singh to vacate their official allotted bungalows.
The court has cancelled the former law which says that former Chief Ministers of UP to live in the official bungalows for life and claim that, it is “based on irrelevant and legally unacceptable considerations, unsupported by any constitutional sanctity”.
Apart from Tiwari and Mayawati, the four other CM vacate their bungalows as Tiwari is not well and his wife Ujjwala Tiwari has asked for more time pleading that her husband is in the last stages of life and BSP Supremo Mayawati vacation from her bungalow at 13A, Mall avenue is still in doubts.