Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has written to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh over the issue of damages found at government bungalow recently vacated by former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. Terming it a ‘serious matter’, Naik has asked the government to take action against the culprits. Pointing out that the maintenance of official bungalow is done using taxpayers’ money, he has asked the government to take proper action after investigation.
The letter comes days after the Yogi government asked the estate department to thoroughly scrutinise all five bungalows vacated by former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh and match with a checklist so that missing items can be identified. The estate department has reportedly found everything intact in other bungalows except Akhilesh’ which he left in ruins after taking away things like plants and flooring.
When Akhilesh was confronted regarding his kind of ‘socialism’, he arrogantly gave veiled threats to the bureaucrats by saying how the government keeps coming and going, but they will be there. And that he knows who have done this (open the government accommodation for media to click pictures). He also tried to ‘show them their place’ by reminding them how they once picked cups and plates in front of him.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party has termed the video clips of the house which have surfaced an ‘attempt to tarnish Akhilesh’s image’ saying his popularity was constantly growing after defeating the BJP in the bypolls.