Mulayam surrenders his Delhi bungalow
UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday threatened to take the issue "directly to the people".india Updated: Jan 18, 2006 15:36 IST
Accusing the Congress-led UPA government of adopting a discriminatory attitude towards his party on the issue of eviction from Government accommodations in the capital, UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday threatened to take the issue "directly to the people".
"Today I am surrendering the Bungalow (2, Krishna Menon Marg).... Such eviction is being affected only against Samajwadi Party... There is a conspiracy behind it and we will directly approach people to tell them what is happening," Yadav said while announcing his decision to surrender the house allotted to him 10 years ago.
Displaying a long-list of defaulter belonging to different political parties, a copy of which was circulated among mediapersons, the Samajwadi Party chief said he wanted to retain the house for security reasons but his request was not heeded by the Congress-led Government.
"We had approached Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention in this regard. We even submitted a written request that this House be allotted to Ram Gopal Yadav, three times MP and now Parliamentary Party leader in Lok Sabha. This too was not accepted by this Government," he said.
The Prime Minister had promised that he would be taking up the matter with the then Urban Development Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, but "we received no response," he said.
"Instead, on 14th, January, police came to the Bungalow and talked with some people here about how to remove the belongings. Next day some lady came to say that she has been allotted this house and will stay here, which was not permitted by our people," he said.
First Published: Jan 18, 2006 15:36 IST