New Delhi, April 21: Yogi Adityanath government conducted an electricity raid in Uttar Pradesh and busted the house of none other than former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.
One of the houses of Samajwadi Party patriarch failed a surprise inspection after which MSY was asked to pay Rs 4 lakh pending electricity bill.
The residence in question is the 77-year-old's sprawling home in Etawah, his constituency in Uttar Pradesh. The bungalow located in the Civil Lines area is one of the biggest in the city with more than a dozen rooms.
It has its own air-conditioning plant, a temperature-controlled swimming pool and several elevators.
Electricity officials visited the house in the absence of Yadav and found that the permissible limit of 5 kW a day was being multiplied by eight times.
MSY has to clear the bills till the end of the month.
Officials have changed the configuration to allow the use of 40 kW per day, the amount which was being consumed till now. He has to pay according to the larger allotment.
"We are conducting a drive to stop power theft, check overloading and recover dues," said Ashutosh Varma, an officer leading the team that conducted the check. Asked why this wasn't done before, he said, "We did not have 40 kW metres earlier. Now we do."