UP govt gives Mayawati’s bungalow to Shivpal Yadav

LUCKNOW: A sprawling government bungalow on 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg is all set to become the new abode for Shivpal Yadav, the estranged uncle of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.

Yogesh Shukla, UP estate officer confirmed that the Yogi Adityanath government on Friday has allotted the type VI bungalow vacated by Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati after a Supreme Court directive to the five-time legislator and Samajwadi Secular Morcha chief.

Justifying the allotment, Shukla told Hindustan Times: “He is eligible for allotment of Category 6 bungalow. The estate department had also received an application from him for allotment of a government accommodation according to his seniority. The bungalow on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg was lying vacant and has been allotted to him,” he said.

On May 7 this year, the Supreme Court struck down an amendment that let former CMs retain government residences.

After this, former CM’s including Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Rajnath Singh, Narain Dutt Tiwari and Kalyan Singh had to vacate their bungalows.