Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

No VIP: In electricity 'raid', MSY's home is busted

No VIP: In electricity 'raid', MSY's home is busted

In a surprise inspection in one of the homes of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, the inspection found Yadav to be guilty and use of more electricity than allowed.

The residence in question is the 77-year-old's sprawling home in Etawah, his constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

Officials had changed the configurations to allow him 40 kW against a payment in lieu of the additional power supply.

"We are conducting a drive to stop power theft, check overloading and recover dues", said Ashutosh Varma, an officer leading the team that conducted the check.

Earlier, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had laid emphasis on elimination of VIP culture.

Mulayam's house situated in Etawah, is one of the largest in the city with around dozen rooms, temperature controlled swimming pool and multiple elevators.

MSY has to clear the bills till the end of the month. He has also pledged to cut the "goonda raj" or lawlessness that he says flourished during the governments of Mulayam Singh, his son Akhilesh Yadav, and their political rival Mayawati. A new 40kW metre has been installed at the house, they said, but Yadav will have to pay for the extra electricity.

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