Father- Son Vacate Their Official Residence

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Lucknow: Former Chief Ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav vacate their official residences in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court order stripping the former CMs of special privileges and striking down the provision of accommodation to them has come as a bolt from blue to majority of them.

Though earlier Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav have written to the estate department seeking two more years at their official residences and have moved the apex court on this.

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A greeing to a Supreme Court order, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati vacated a government house in Lucknow yesterday but is holding on to a second bungalow which her party says is a gift to their founder Kanshi Ram.
The Supreme Court on May 7 said that the former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh cannot retain government accommodation after leaving the office.

Following the order, the UP government on May 17 issued notices to Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kalyan Singh, Mayawati, Rajnath Singh and Akhilesh Yadav to vacate the bungalows.