The former Union petroleum and natural gas minister had represented Mumbai North constituency for three terms before he was defeated by Bollywood actor Govinda in 2004 and by Sanjay Nirupam of Congress in 2009.
“The government residences allotted to former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh are properties of the estates’ department and their construction and maintenance are done through funds, which come from different taxes paid by the public,” said Ram Naik.
"A postal stamp released on the centenary functions of his birth anniversary also bore his full name as Dr Bhim Ram Rao Ambedkar... his signatures in the constituent assembly also had his full signatures,' UP Governor Ram Naik said.
As soon as Naik began his address, Samajwadi, BSP and Congress members took to the well of the House with placards and banners in hand. Later, Speaker Dixit said the behaviour of the Opposition was “condemnable”.
Although the government has already ordered a probe under the chief secretary, "an inquiry at our end will also be conducted", Naik said told reporters on the sidelines of an event at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Veterinary University at Mathura.
"Attempts are being made to cancel recruitment of 35,000 constables done in previous SP regime," SP leaders said, while also alleging laxity in flood relief operations. Chowdhury said the governor assured the delegation he would look into the matter.