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Surprise inspection at Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence reveals unpaid electricity bill of Rs 4 lakh

The Samajwadi Party patriarch has been given a time period of one month by the electricity department to pay up his dues.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 21, 2017 9:33 am
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A surprise inspection by officials from electricity department at former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s house on Thursday revealed that Samajwadi Party leader has an unpaid bill amounting to Rs 4 lakh. According to a report by news agency ANI, the inspection also revealed that the 77-year old leader is using more electricity than allowed at his bungalow in Etawah. The report says the permissible limit of 5 kW is being busted by at least eight times at his residence.

The Samajwadi Party patriarch has been given a time period of one month by the electricity department to pay up his dues. Officials changed the configurations to allow him 40 kW in lieu of payment for the larger allotment. The inspection has come amid on-going elimination of VIP culture in the state as propagated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

An officer told NDTV that the inspection drive is being done to keep a check on power theft. “We are conducting a drive to stop power theft, check overloading and recover dues,” Ashutosh Varma was quoted by the news channel. On being asked why this was not done before, Varma replied to NDTV, “We did not have 40 kW metres earlier. Now we do.”

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    TIHAEwale
    Apr 21, 2017 at 5:24 pm
    this is a by product of politician-babu nexus and in the house of every neta this over drawing beyond sanctioned load will be observed
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      vish
      Apr 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm
      Complete Yadav Family who were all in power have Misused UP tate funds and thorough investigation should be carried out .Our Electricity line gets diis connected even for few hundred outstanding and here for all rich and powerful no such rule exists.
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        S.Kumar
        Apr 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm
        Shameless family, they just want to loot the public money and enjoy their life. Temperature controlled swimming pool for them and provide promise - ek killo ghee aur ek killo dhood to all UP child
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          kg
          Apr 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm
          I had written yesterday that the party and sangh is very hurt after the court judgement against it's leaders, now you will see the fireworks, they will go against everyone especially those who were involved in the case.This is just a trailer.Wait for a few months and big names from Congress will be in line.War has just begun.until now govt was working under political understanding of not going after political rivals in form of criminal cases.
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            Soundar
            Apr 21, 2017 at 2:16 pm
            In India politicians/bureaucrats are in looting spree and poor people are paying through their nose.
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