Shiv­pal Ya­dav gets the bun­ga­low va­cated by Mayawati

The New Indian Express - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Ut­tar Pradesh govern­ment on Fri­day, al­lot­ted the bun­ga­low va­cated by former Chief Min­is­ter and Bahu­jan Sa­maj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati to Sa­ma­jwadi Sec­u­lar Mor­cha founder Shiv­pal Ya­dav.

Re­spond­ing to Shiv­pal’s week-old ap­pli­ca­tion for govern­ment ac­com­mo­da­tion in the state cap­i­tal, the govern­ment al­lot­ted him the bun­ga­low at 6,

Lal Ba­hadur Shas­tri Marg.

The bun­ga­low was va­cated by Mayawati on May 31 this year, in com­pli­ance with an order from the Supreme Court.

Es­tates de­part­ment of­fi­cer Yo­gesh Shukla could not be reached for com­ment how­ever, of­fi­cials in the de­part­ment who were fa­mil­iar with the mat­ter con­firmed the al­lot­ment.

“He (Shiv­pal) has been al­lot­ted the bun­ga­low in the ca­pac­ity of an MLA,” said an of­fi­cer.

The bun­ga­low is clas­si­fied as Type-6, which ac­cord­ing to es­tates de­part­ment of­fi­cials, is not nor­mally al­lot­ted to MLAs.

MLAs are gen­er­ally al­lot­ted Type-4 or 5 ac­com­mo­da­tions, said an­other of­fi­cial.

Shiv­pal how­ever, said he was al­lot­ted the bun­ga­low as he was among the se­nior most MLAs in the State Assem­bly.

He also al­leged a threat to his life as the rea­son be­hind the al­lot­ment.

He vis­ited the bun­ga­low im­me­di­ately af­ter re­ceiv­ing the al­lot­ment order.

The bun­ga­low is built in red sand stone and has mar­ble floor­ing in the 12 bed­rooms, two halls, four sprawl­ing ter­races and two kitchens.

There are also sev­eral out­houses, eight AC plants and a 500 kilo­watt gen­er­a­tor. Mayawati’s staff would stay at the bun­ga­low when it was al­lot­ted to her. She stayed at her 13A Mall Av­enue res­i­dence.

I have been al­lot­ted the bun­ga­low as there were re­ports of threats to me. I am a five-time leg­is­la­tor and it has been al­lot­ted to me as a se­nior mem­ber of the state assem­bly.

Shiv­pal Ya­dav, SP MLA


The 12-bed­room bun­ga­low is made of red sand­stone and comes with two halls, two kitchens and four watch tow­ers. |

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