Why the bungalow on 6 Kalidas Marg in Lucknow spooks ministers
6 Kalidas Marg in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh is a coveted bungalow thanks to its proximity to the Chief Minister's official residence. However there are no takers for this bungalow today as legend has it that none who have occupied this house have had their share of good luck.
It has fallen upon bad days many in the government circles of UP say. This was a bungalow that was occupied by the person who held the number 2 position in the government. It is the bungalow next to the CM's residence and any minister would like to be close to the head of government.
The likes of Amar SIngh, Babu Singh Khushwaha among others have occupied this bungalow. However luck has not been kind of any of them. Around 20 years back this residence was occupied by officials before it was turned into an official minister's residence.
Bad luck of mere co-incidence let us take a look at why none want to occupy this bungalow. Khushwaha a minister in the BSP led government had occupied this house, but ended up in jail in the National Rural Health Mission scam.
Amar Singh who also resided here went to jail in the cash-for-vote scam. Another resident of this house, Waqar Ahmed Shah slipped into coma and is in hospital for the past five years. A former minister Rajendra Chaudhary vacated this bungalow after he lost three important portfolios.
Lady luck has not been too kind on the bureaucrats too who have lived in the bungalow. Former chief secretary Neera Yadav was jailed in the Noida plot scam. Another bureaucrat, Pradeep Shukla went to jail in the NRHM scam. Former chairman of the UP pollution control board Javed Abdi who lived in this house was dismissed from his post.