FLIGHT OF FANCY

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

The Muzaf­far­na­gar ri­ots may have brought his im­age to a crash­ing thud, but Uttar Pradesh Chief Min­is­ter Akhilesh Ya­dav is still fly­ing high. The state gov­ern­ment is go­ing to pur­chase new VIP air­craft for the Chief Min­is­ter, ac­cord­ing to the sup­ple­men­tary bud­get for 2013- 14 which set aside Rs 40 crore for it. Akhilesh, who holds the fi­nance port­fo­lio in the gov­ern­ment, al­ready has 10 air­craft. The Chief Min­is­ter is ap­par­ently par­tial to a Fal­con, which has a spa­cious cabin, com­fort­able sofa- size chairs, and a GPS- en­abled screen. Bet­ter to fly over trou­ble with.

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