27 November, 2020

On Maya Ave.

The UP CM is redefining ‘grand’ mansion

Nirala Tripathi
On Maya Ave.

For The Love Of Maya

  • A neighbouring building has been demolished to make way for Mayawati’s mansion on a sprawling 1 lakh sq ft
  • The UP government is spending Rs 42 crore on the “ex-CM’s house”
  • Made of granite and pink Dholpur stone, it’ll have an 18-ft statue of hers


The UP government’s policy of endowing all former chief ministers with plum accommodation in Lucknow has been stretched too far by Mayawati. While predecessor Mulayam Singh Yadav too was indulgent on his abode out of office, Maya Memsaab has clearly outdone him.

First, Behenji pulled down the posh Mall Avenue bungalow allotted to her as ex-CM after her first stint in 1996. Then she encroached upon a neighbouring government office building—and duly demolished it. All this to create a sprawling 1,00,000 sq ft area on which the state government is now busy giving the final touches to a Rs 42 crore...



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