Yadav Junior forced to withdraw his plan of allowing ministers to buy cars worth Rs 100 crores using public money
The ludicrous statement made by UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday went into reverse gear as he was forced to call it quits and…
This is the second time in the three weeks since he was sworn to office that the young CM has had to rake back his decision in a matter of 24 hours. Following severe media criticism, and major embarrassment to the Samajwadi Party, Yadav who just turned 30 was earlier criticized for his decision to close down all malls, multiplexes and commercial establishments at 7 pm to tide over the power crisis in the state. This decision was later retracted.
The decision to permit members of his legislature to purchase luxury cars was put for the due to various ministers citing mobility factors where they find problems in touring their constituencies. These legislators have stated that they are using old outdated vehicles and would like to see new ones in their stead. If this plan had come into being it would have meant spending of Rs.100 crores ($18.2 million) from the government exchequer to purchase Rs.20 lakh and above cars for a total of 403 MLAs and 100 MLCs. Of the 224 MLA’s in his party, 160 are crorepati’s while only one is not a lakhpati.