Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav, who has a habit of threatening journalists and bureaucrats for not toeing his line, has yet again issued threats to bureaucrats, who had asked him to vacate his government bungalow following Supreme Court order.
Speaking at ABP News Conclave ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Akhilesh Yadav went on to warn the Uttar Pradesh bureaucrats by indicating that he will make officers subservient to him in the future as they had followed orders of the Supreme Court asking former Chief Ministers of the state to vacate their government bungalow.
“Jin Adhikariyone mere ghar se Tonti nikalwayi, Unhi Adhikariyonse Chilum Nikhalvaunga, (The officers who had removed taps from my home will be made to prepare Chilum for me),” said former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in a show of his power.
In North India, the term “Chilum Nikhalvaunga” is a term expressed to display their elitism and aristocratic mindset against people who they think are inferior to them and make them do menial jobs at their houses. With Akhilesh Yadav using such deplorable words, he has directly threatened bureaucrats for simply following orders.
Akhilesh Yadav also implied that officials had removed taps from his chief ministerial bungalow, but the fact is that he himself is accused by removing valuable items after he was forced to vacate the bungalow after losing power in assembly elections. Photographs of the bungalow that had appeared in media after he left the bungalow showed that ACs, tiles, bathroom and kitchen fittings, gym equipment. electrical fittings etc were missing from the house. He had denied the charges, saying that babus who used to pick up cups and plates were levelling false allegations against him.
The Samajwadi Party leaders, including Akhilesh Yadav, have always sought a feudal relationship with the bureaucracy of the state. In the past, during the tenure of Akhilesh Yadav as Chief Minister of the Uttar Pradesh, there were instances when senior police officers were made to sit at the feet of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav during events. Inspector General Ashutosh Pande was caught up in a controversy when he was seen sitting at the feet of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav during an event at Saifai.
In a similar incident, an IPS officer Ajay Mohan Sharma was publicly seen touching the feet of Samajwadi Party, general secretary, Ram Gopal Yadav indicating that how Samajwadi Party had maintained a “Master-Servant” relationship even with the senior IPS officers in the state.
This is not the first time that Akhilesh Yadav is threatening somebody for carrying out their jobs. At an interview with controversial scribe Ravish Kumar, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had admitted that how he once regretted of not killing a journalist who had criticized him.
“I had invited a senior journalist from Delhi to Lucknow. I told him for this much money you compared me with Aurangzeb? I am ready to give you twice the amount, had you told me that you need money. I left him also”. Then he said, “this is the mistake I made, I should have drawn a sword like Aurangzeb and I should have killed that person at that moment,” Akhilesh Yadav had said.
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had once appealed to the journalists and offered Rs. 11 lakh to the one who gives the names of the journalists who had taken pictures and videos of his government bungalow.
The Samajwadi Party, which is facing tremendous pressure ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, has tied up with the Mayawati led Bahujan Samajwadi Party to take on the incumbent NDA coalition, which had won 73 seats out of 80 seats from the state.