Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday vacated a government house following Supreme Court’s order in this regard.
The bungalow, located at 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, was allotted to her in the capacity of former chief minister.
Following the Supreme Court’s order, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued notices to six former state chief ministers to vacate their official bungalows, including Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati, and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The notices were sent by the Estate Department asking the former chief ministers to vacate the bungalows in 15 days. Notices were also issued to Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son Akhilesh Yadav and Kalyan Singh.
In May 2016, the Supreme Court quashed the law passed by the then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav-led state government, granting permanent residential accommodation to former chief ministers of the state.
The apex court, in its order, said former chief ministers of the state were not entitled to government bungalows.
While striking down the law, the Supreme Court said Section 4(3) of Uttar Pradesh ministers (salaries, allowances, and miscellaneous provisions) Act, 2016, was unconstitutional, which was subsequently challenged by the NGO Lok Prahari in the top court