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Akhilesh Yadav vacates official residence, moves to Sultanpur Road bungalow

By Chennabasaveshwar

Former Uttar Pradesh CM and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav vacated his official residence on Saturday, complying with the orders of the Supreme Court. Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav to reside in bungalows located at Sultanpur Road after vacating their official residences.

Former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav vacates official residence. Courtesy: ANI news

This comes just days after the father-son duo had moved the Supreme Court against the order that asks former chief ministers to vacate their official bungalows, and asked for two-year's time.

The UP government had served notice to Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav and four other former chief ministers earlier this month, asking them to vacate their official homes in 15 days as ordered by the Supreme Court.

The top court has cancelled changes to the law that enabled former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh to live in official homes for life, saying that these were "based on irrelevant and legally unacceptable considerations, unsupported by any constitutional sanctity."

BSP supremo Mayawati vacated a government house in Lucknow but is holding on to a second sprawling bungalow which her party says is a memorial to their founder Kanshi Ram. Her personal secretary had said she has vacated the bungalow on 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, which was allotted to her as former chief minister.

(With PTI inputs)

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