When Yogi Adityanath had presumed the post of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, he had actually stated with no sugar finishing, “I will not endure any sort of corruption, come exactly what may.” The majority of the opposition, consisting of the liberal intelligentsia, had actually belittled his words. Today, a few of them need to be regretting taking him gently.
In an unexpected and welcome move, Yogi Adityanath provided orders to cut electrical power connections of political leaders who were defaulting on their electrical energy bills. While this is not a typical step, it was made even more uncommon when the electrical power department cut down the connection of a defaulter who is likewise the ex Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and among the primary figures of the opposition.
Yes, you heard that. The offender is none aside from ex Chief Minister Mayawati, who once ruled UP like her fiefdom. Mayawati has actually now been required to pay her outstanding charges, totaling up to a tremendous 1.68 crore rupees, in order to get her power supply running again.
Let us trace this story right from the start. Mayawati resides in a chic bungalow at Mall Avenue, as well as has 2 guest houses which are handled by her Bahujan Samaj Party. Among them is positioned at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg. Regardless of repeated instructions and pleas by the Lucknow Electrical Energy Supply Association (LESA), Mayawati declined to pay the following outstanding fees, totaling to Rs. 1.68 crore rupees approximately:
Shopping Center Avenue House– Rs. 94.41 lakhs (roughly)
Visitor Houses Charges– Rs. 45.69 lakhs and Rs. 27.99 lakhs respectively
These exceptional dues have actually collected over more than 7 years now, which just suggests that in a complete misuse of power, Mayawati did not pay her electrical power charges for more than 7 years! This likewise consists of the entire period of Akhilesh Yadav, the ex CM of UP, who did not even trouble to put pressure on his predecessor to pay her fees! But Yogi Adityanath would have none of it, and has actually made the lives of such politicians a living hell since day one.
After duplicated requests and cautions, LESA cut off the power supply of her home and visitor houses on 23rd March. The other departments, who had their connections cut off, had gotten their power provides back after the guarantee of payment to LESA, along with the needed deposit. Nevertheless, the determined BSP supremo chose not to pay, as a result of which the guest house stayed without power for one complete week.
Yes, a Chief Minister whom no one dared to even challenge, a Chief Minister who was when thought about as the kingmaker in the Central Federal government, was now seeing her own house and visitor homes without electricity for the nonpayment of her exceptional dues. After more than a week, on 31st March, Mayawati finally relented, and paid LESA a cheque of Rs. 1.68 crore rupees, as drawn on the pending amount. Currently, Mayawati has declined to comment on the concern, probably still recuperating from the unforeseen action that was taken.
In a nation where even the most small movement in the political circumstance becomes a matter of nationwide discussion, such an action by Yogi Adityanath and his government will definitely not go unnoticed. Specifically in the light of the current Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha by-poll results, where BJP garnered a variety, this choice not only seals the image of Yogi as a bold and powerful Chief Minister, however also serves a long past due lesson to Mayawati: Never ever take power for given.