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Bungalow damage: Akhilesh terms it as conspiracy

The bungalow was vacated by the Samajwadi Party leader in compliance with a Supreme Court order that former chief ministers were not entitled to any government accommodation in Lucknow

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Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said there was a conspiracy behind reports that he damaged a recently-vacated government bungalow in Lucknow. Akhilesh said the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is in power in UP, is rattled after repeated defeats in recent by-elections. 

Akhilesh’s statement came after UP Governor Ram Naik asked chief minister Yogi Adityanath to take action after the damage was discovered in the government accommodation.

According to an official spokesman, the governor sent a letter to Yogi saying the issue of damage caused to the 4, Vikramaditya Marg bungalow after it was vacated by the former CM has become a point of discussion in the media and among the people.

Terming the damage to the bungalow as “improper and a serious issue”, Naik said the residences allotted to former CMs belonged to the estate department and their construction and maintenance was carried out from the taxpayers’ money.

“Therefore, appropriate action as per law should be taken for causing damage to government property,” he added.

However, former UP Chief Minister today smelled a BJP “conspiracy” to “malign” him in reports of damage to the bungalow vacated by him here and sought to know as to why two State officials had entered the house before it was shown to the media. The SP leader also hit out at the State Governor over the issue, saying he has the “soul of RSS”.

 

“I want to ask from the government as to why CM’s OSD Abhishek (Kaushik) and IAS Mrityunjay Narain went to my house before it was shown to the media. I want to ask them to check the inventory of the house and tell me what I have taken. I am waiting for the report,” a fuming Akhilesh said at a hurriedly convened press conference here.

“It’s a conspiracy of the BJP after its humiliating defeat in by-elections in Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Kairana and Noorpur.

It is rattled after these repeated defeats. I want to tell them (BJP) that the same officers will find out something when you (BJP) leave your house. They might come out with a ‘chilam’ (a small pipe that holds tobacco and other substances being smoked),” he said.

“If I am told about missing things, I will return the items immediately. Someone is paying Rs 42 crore was spent on the bungalow…Some say there was a swimming pool, which I filled before leaving the premises. I am ready to go there again. Show me where is the pool,” he said.

Attacking the governor, Akhilesh said, “He is a good person but he is not following the Constitution. He does not have the Constitution in his soul but there is the RSS,” he said, adding that he has “good relations” with the governor.

Akhilesh said “The BJP is saying that he had taken away taps. I want to give them taps through the media.”

“I had my gym and a steel structure there. In my new house, I will use it. The BJP is trying to humiliate me with the help of media. I also know photography and the angle used to show what is to be emphasised,” he said.

 

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