Lucknow, Apr 20: Days after announcing plans of improving power supply in the state and end of electricity theft, Yogi Adityanath’s government on Thursday displayed its seriousness in ending electricity theft in the state. 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.
According to a report published in NDTV, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s home in Etawah of Western Uttar Pradesh was found to use more electricity than allowed. The house had permissible limit to use around 5 kW a day, but the electricity used was eight times more than allowed. The report further states that Yadav also has unpaid bills of over Rs 4 lakh of this property.
The officials have given time until the month end to clear all his dues. Further, the officials also permitted the former chief minister to use 40 kW, but the Samajwadi Party leader will have to pay more for the larger allotment.
Mulayam Singh’s house in Etawah is reported to be one of the biggest bungalows in the city and the bungalow is reported to consist more than a dozen rooms, temperature-controlled swimming pool, air-conditioning plant and several elevators.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, after gaining power in the state had announced providing 24-hour electricity as one of the primary objectives of the state government. Yogi Adityanath has already declared that the district headquarters will get 24-hour power supply. The other objectives of the state government include making state energy efficient by 2018 and ensuring power in every village of the state before 2019.