LUCKNOW: The political slugfest over Akhilesh Yadav’s official bungalow row peaked on Wednesday when the Samajwadi Party chief charged the Yogi Adityanth government with maligning him by spreading canards against him through the media and the Uttar Pradesh government rebuffed him by claiming that the former CM was behaving peevishly and that he should come clear on the issue.
At a Press conference, Akhilesh showed a few faucets, exhorting the government to produce the list of missing things from the bungalow he vacated early this month, so that he could fetch all of them.
“I want to return these faucets through the media to the estate department which is claiming that I have taken away all the fittings,” he asserted.
“I reiterate that I had got the bungalow renovated according to my tastes. I have taken things which belong to me or I bought with my own money. Everything else is present in the bungalow,” he claimed.
“I have handed back the bungalow in the same condition it was allotted,” he said claiming that it was part of state government design to get the bungalow photographed in such a way that it looked damaged in order to defame him.
“People are talking about a swimming pool which was never there,” he asserted.
The former CM even took a jibe at state Governor Ram Naik who had written a letter to UP government expressing concern over damage to the bungalow.
“He is good human being, but the soul of RSS sometime enters into him when he oversteps his constitutional obligations,” commented Akhilesh.