Lucknow: Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav is not yet ready to move out of the government bungalow allotted to him. He said that he is ready to leave the government bungalow but needs a little bit of time to arrange his affairs. He promised to vacate the day Congress President Rahul Gandhi becomes PM, saying that it will give him enough time to arrange everything.
All former chief ministers were asked to vacate their allotted bungalows in 15 days by the Uttar Pradesh government after the Supreme Court said that former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh cannot retain government accommodation after demitting office. While some former CMs started looking for alternative accommodations, BSP supremo Mayawati simply added a board outside her bungalow stating it is ‘Shri Kanshi Ramji Yaadgaar Vishram Sthal’ which is intended to stop government from forcing her out. Akhilesh Yadav has, however, decided to directly ask for more time.
Speaking to Faking News, Mr. Akhilesh Yadav said,” As a Chief Minister, I had gathered a lot of things in this house. There are so many items to sort through, there are so many formalities to be carried out. Will need to finalise a new home, right now nobody is giving me a house on rent thinking they will never give the rent. Once a new house is finalised, will need to get address changed on all our Aadhar Cards and other documents, all these things take a lot of time.”
“I am not saying I will never vacate, I am just saying that by the time Rahul Ji becomes PM, I would have sorted out all these things and on the day he takes oath, I will call a Tata 407 to take our belongings to the new house”, the former CM added.
The Uttar Pradesh Government is yet to officially react to this statement by Mr. Akhilesh Yadav. However, speaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior home ministry official said,” He wants to stay till Rahul Gandhi becomes PM? Looks like he wants to solve his grandchildren’s housing problem too.”