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Shivpal Yadav gets Mayawati's old bungalow

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The government in has allotted the government bungalow vacated by supremo after a directive to founder

"I have been allotted the bungalow as there were intelligence reports of threats to me, said Shivpal Yadav, who is founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's brother and the estranged uncle of

I am a five-time and it has been allotted to me as a senior member of the state assembly," he said.

He said he had applied for a government bungalow, and the one at 6, Lal was allotted to him following all rules and regulations".

Shivpal Yadav, who currently stays at his own house on Vikramaditya Marg, might use the bungalow to run the Samajwadi Secular Morcha, a close confidant said.

While launching the morcha in August, had said he felt neglected in the SP after took charge of the party. He has said the new outfit will not have a pact with the ruling

Yadav has not quit the SP even after forming the morcha, which he says will contest the 2019 polls.

vacated the bungalow after the struck down on May 7 an amendment to the Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act that allowed former chief ministers to retain their bungalows when their term ended.

After this, former CM's including Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Narain Dutt Tiwari, and had to vacate their bungalows in the state capital.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 17:35 IST