Lucknow, June 13: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday slammed the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over the bungalow furniture loot charge against him. He claimed that the bungalow loot charges against him were motivated. He also questioned as to why no inventory check was done when he was vacating the state residence.
Yadav fumed over the loot row and claimed the allegations baseless, saying he did not loot any furnishings from the government bungalow. Meanwhile, he showed to media that he took with him the costly water- taps of jaguar company with him as they belonged to him. Yadav carried taps along with him to the press conference, saying he took them as they belonged to him. He said that the UP government is free to take those taps back if they want to. The BJP is expected to respond to Yadav's claims at 2 pm today.
He also remarked that he left the bungalow intact and that a damaged corner of the bungalow was photographed in a way to make it look like the house was left in a bad state. On pictures claiming damage to the swimming pool, Yadav said that there was "no swimming pool" in his bungalow.
Wooden flooring along with many things in bungalow are intact. One damaged corner of house was photographed in way to make it look like house was left in a bad state. Log pyaar mein andhe hote honge par jalan aur nafrat mein andhe hote hain yeh meine dekha hai: Akhilesh Yadav pic.twitter.com/3ASvIIDpaJ
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After Yadav handed over the keys of his bungalow, the authorities accused him of causing damage and stealing furnishings as well as fittings of the bungalow. He was accused of destroying the government property and leaving it in shambles after vacating it. The bad state of the bungalow came to light when officials and media visited the building earlier this week to see its condition.
Following the Supreme Court's order on May 7 that observed that former Uttar Pradesh chief ministers cannot retain government accommodation after demitting office, Akhilesh Yadav had vacated the bungalow. The state government had issued similar notices to other former Chief Ministers - Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kalyan Singh, Mayawati, Rajnath Singh to vacate their official bungalows in compliance with the order.