A new house for Maya

Mayawati has a new address in New Delhi. And,if all goes well at Sunday’s dinner,14,Gurdwara Rakabganj Road is also likely to become the address of the Third Front.

Written by Ravish Tiwari | New Delhi | Published:March 14, 2009 11:42 pm

Mayawati has a new address in New Delhi. And,if all goes well at Sunday’s dinner,14,Gurdwara Rakabganj Road is also likely to become the address of the Third Front. Though the first steps towards a Third Front were taken at Mayawati’s C-11,Humayun Road residence a day after the July 22 trust vote last year,the BSP supremo is likely to formalise her relationship with the new dispensation at her new residence.

On Friday,officials of the Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh Government were seen monitoring work to spruce up facilities at the new address. In fact,Mayawati began shifting out of her Humayun Road house sometime in the last week of February,with most of her belongings already in the new residence,sources pointed out. “Behenji has shifted to the new residence near the party office,” confirmed a trusted MP,refusing to divulge details.

In fact,the bungalow is located between the BSP-run Bahujan Samaj Prerna Trust at 12 Gurdwara Rakabganj Road and the BSP national office at 16 Gurdwara Rakabganj Road.

Till now,Mayawati used to stay at C-11 Humayun Road with party MPs Ambeth Rajan (C-12) and Gandhi Azad (C-18),whose term concluded last November,as neighbours. The three addresses used to host the BSP’s political activity in the Capital. On Friday,however,C-11,which once used to have a battery of security personnel,had a lone UP Police constable on duty. The security paraphernalia at the spot has already been pulled down.

After emerging as the UPA Government’s prime challenger in the run-up to the July 22 trust vote last year,the BSP chief had hosted a luncheon for leaders from 10 different political parties at her Humayun Road residence. She had used the occasion to flaunt her national ambitions.

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