No govt facility is permanent, says Akhilesh after vacating bungalow
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday vacated his official residence in lieu of the Supreme Court’s order on the matter.
Akhilesh will now reside in a township situated in Sultanpur Road along the Shaheed Path. The two-storeyed villa, which will also be used for official purposes, will have a hall and a room on the ground floor.
The Samajwadi Party president, who shifted out of his 4 Vikramaditya Marg government-allotted bungalow, on Saturday said he will stay at the VVIP guest house till an alternative arrangement is ready.
“We honour the judiciary. No government facility can be permanent,” he told reporters at Janeshwar Mishra Park in Gomti Nagar where he went for an evening walk.
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav has also vacated his bungalow.
“Mulayam Singh Yadav shifted to the VVIP guest house here yesterday (Friday), while Akhilesh Yadav along with his MP wife Dimple and children shifted to the VVIP guest house today (Saturday). One room each has been allotted to Akhilesh, Dimple and Mulayam,” chief management officer of the VVIP guest house Rajiv Kumar said.
He said all the rooms which have been allotted to them are double-room suites.
The members of Yadav family have been given rooms on the first floor of the VVIP guest house, a senior official said.
Officials also said that as per laid down norms, a room can be booked for a period of only three days. After this application to book a room has to be submitted for extension or re-booking.
The Supreme Court in May 2016 had quashed the law passed by the then Uttar Pradesh government led by Akhilesh Yadav, which granted permanent residential accommodation to former chief ministers of the state.
Later at night, Akhilesh tweeted a picture and a message about his exiting the government bungalow. The tweet’s translation is: “Sometime in Dholpur, sometime in Mysore, and many other places...whenever I moved to a new place, I always gained something, learnt something new. So let it be yet again. Our country’s philosophy too says ‘keep moving, keep moving’.”
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