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Congress woos Mayawati with three bungalows in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 7 (): Congress government has allotted BSP leader Mayawati three sprawling bungalows in the Lutyen’s bungalow zone, the heart of Delhi, and allowing her to link them into one super-bungalow.

Uttar Pradesh ex-CM Mayawati has started work on merging and making a new mansion in the three plots in the posh area, considered the most high security address in the country that is home to top ministers and government officials.

CPWD (Central Public Works Department), which allotted the three bungalows together has an area which is six times bigger than the main chamber of the Parliament House, which has a seating capacity of over 500 MPs.

Each of these bungalows has eight bedrooms, four servant quarters and front and back lawns. The Congress government’s answer to a RTI or Right to Information query confirmed that Mayawati has been allotted the bungalows on Gurudwara Rakabganj Road, numbered 12, 14 and 16, where she already has bungalow 4. The merged unit has been allotted in the name of the “Bahujan Prerna Trust” dedicated to Mayawati’s godfather Kanshi Ram.

RTI activist who questioned about a MP having four buildings in her name was told that one bungalow was in her name; other three were in the name of a trust and hence amalgamated. He wanted the Supreme Court to intervene.

Rules do not permit modification of government bungalows, and the BSP chief is carrying out illegal constructions in all three bungalows.

Uttar Pradesh, which has 80 Lok Sabha seats, is important. The Congress government was accused of using the CBI cases involving the BSP chief. Mayawati, the former Chief Minister has only 21 seats in the 2009 Lok Sabha election, but the Congress hopes that she will improve its tally next year, since Mulayam Singh Yadav, the ruling party leader of UP’s ruling Samajwadi Party, is proving to be an unreliable ally.