Like a spoilt child who goes home with the bat as soon as he’s out while playing cricket because he owns the bat, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav has reportedly trashed his government bungalow before he moved out of his government house to his own sprawling villa following the Supreme Court orders.
As per reports, Akhilesh Yadav broke the gym he had built in his government house, in which he was living in on public money, before moving out. He even removed the plants, mirrors and marble tiles in the house before moving. Destroying public property because you are no longer entitled to it, is a little shocking. He even removed the tiles in the swimming pool. The villa he has moved into has been made by joining two villas, the market price of each is estimated to be around Rs. 3 crore.
Amusingly, before this move, Akhilesh Yadav was looking for a house on rent in Lucknow because neither he nor his father owns a house in Lucknow. Interestingly, this villa he has moved into is not the same he has mentioned in his affidavit filed in 2012, which he purchased in 2005 for Rs. 71,00,000.
Ironically, founded by his father, his political party is called ‘Samajwadi Party’, which describes itself as a democratic socialist party, which believes in the idea of equality.
The Yogi government had issued notices in May which directed six former state Chief Ministers to vacate their official bungalows within the next 15 days.
These six former Chief Ministers include Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Rajnath Singh, Kalyan Singh and N D Tiwari. Earlier, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati had reportedly devised various ‘tricks’ to save her government bungalow including turning it into a memorial and ‘rest house’ naming it after BSP founder Kanshiram Rana.