Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 13 (NT): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday deprived of charges of damaging the government bungalow in which he was staying.
He accused the BJP-led state government of putting "false allegations" on him.
While talking to the media here, Akhilesh stated the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's government is not capable to digest the Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypoll beat and thus is “getting antsy out of "frustration".
Yadav also claimed he detached no furnishings from the government bungalow, where he was staying since leaving the CM's office last year.
"The government is unable to digest the Gorakhpur and Phulpur losses. The BJP is frustrated after the bypoll loss," said Akhilesh Yadav.
"Wooden flooring along with many things in the bungalow are intact. One damaged corner of the house was photographed in a way to make it look like the house was left in a bad state. I gave laptops to children, but Yogi Adityanath government is insulting me over taps," he added.
Further condemning BJP, Akhilesh noted the government "didn't acknowledge the Metro work done by my government".
"My government built world-class infrastructure in the state," he lauded his then governance.
On a related note the state government earlier this week issued an ordered to investigate into the damages done after the bungalow was vacated.
The apex court on May 7 passed an order to abolish a law that allowed former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh to stay in government bungalows throughout their lives.
Following this order , the estate department had issued notices to six former chief ministers - Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kalyan Singh, Mayawati, Rajnath Singh and Akhilesh Yadav. (NT)