Lucknow, Dec 20: Chief Minister Mayawati has rejected a request by UP Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi to provide her with government accomodation. Pointing at the growing differences between the ruling BSP and Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, the state Congress leaders said today that there had been a tradition of providing state unit presidents with government accommodation.
"Yes, Congress Legislature Party leader Pramod Tiwari had written a letter to the government...but the request has been rejected,'" Dr Joshi told to the sources here. "Since I do not belong to Lucknow, I am living off a guest house...son of a senior party leader has lended me with his accommodation and I will shift there shortly,'' she added.
The Congress said various state unit presidents of political parties have been provided with government accommodation in the past. Chief Minister in Uttar Pradesh has all the power to allot any government flat or bunglow to any political persons and their top leaders gets the priority.