Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh’s former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has unpaid electricity bills worth Rs 4 lakh, an inspection conducted by a team of electricity officials revealed it.
The team, upon arriving at his residence, found that the permissible limit of 5 kW a day was being busted by eight times. He has been given a time period till the end of the month to pay up.
The Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch’s sprawling residence in the Civil Lines area of his constituency Etawah is one of the biggest in the city with more than a dozen rooms, its own air-conditioning plant, a temperature-controlled swimming pool and several elevators.
Officials had changed the configurations to allow him 40 kW against a payment in lieu of the additional power supply.