SC order on ex-CM’s govt bungalows, Mulayam meets Yogi

Lucknow : Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday; days after the Supreme Court quashed a law enacted by the previous Akhilesh Yadav government on allotment of government bungalows to former chief ministers

The Samajwadi Party leader met the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Wednesday at the latter’s official residence in Lucknow and the meeting went on for almost half-an-hour, reported Prabhat Khabar.

The Supreme Court had on May 7 ruled that no former chief minister in Uttar Pradesh would be allotted government bungalows after the completion of their tenure in the office. The top court quashed an earlier decision of the previous Akhilesh-Yadav led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh.

The decision was taken by the apex court while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by NGO Lokprahari. The plea had challenged the decision of the government to allot official bungalows to Chief Ministers after their tenure in the office got over.