Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party’s Chief Mayawati on Friday wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath and asked to convert her government allotted house ’13A Mall Avenue’ into Kanshiram Vishram Sthal.
In the letter, Mayawati has written that on January 13, 2011, ’13A Mall Avenue’ has been declared as a memorial, owned by BSP founder Kanshi Ram and that she only occupied two rooms in the bungalow.
Mayawati added that in some parts of the Mall Avenue residence, she was allowed to stay for the purpose that the maintenance and security of the house could be done under her care.
She, however, stated that on December 23, 2011, the Estate Department had allotted 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg as her house, which she said would vacate and hand it over to the department soon.
Further, Mayawati said that the private workers who used to maintain the memorial site of Kanshi Ram used to live in her ’13A Mall Avenue’ bungalow.
“But in the 6, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg house, there is not enough space for the workers to stay,” Mayawati said.
Therefore, she has requested Adityanath for some time to arrange their stay.
Mayawati also requested that the safety and upkeep of Kanshi Ram’s memorial should be done by the State Treasury Directorate and if the department faces any hassle, then it should be handed over back to the BSP.
Acting on Supreme Courts Order, the Uttar Pradesh government had issued a notice to all former Uttar Pradesh chief ministers to vacate their bungalow.
The notices were issued to Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son Akhilesh Yadav and Kalyan Singh by the Estate Department asking the former chief ministers to vacate the bungalows in 15 days.
The apex court, in its order, said that the section Section 4(3) of Uttar Pradesh ministers Act is unconstitutional and the former chief ministers of the state were not entitled to government bungalows.