"The chief minister has rejected the Estate Department's proposal to purchase two Mercedes SUVs worth Rs 3.5 crore," said a senior official.
"He has said there is no need for the new vehicles as he is okay with the existing fleet of cars purchased by the previous Samajwadi Party government five years ago," he added.
Principal Secretary, Information, Avneesh Awasthi, confirmed that the chief minister had said he would be using the old cars and that there was no need to buy new vehicles.
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