Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati are not ready to move out of their palatial government-allotted homes in Lucknow just yet. The two former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh have their own reasons.
Akhilesh Yadav has written to the state government claiming he has no other place to stay for now, given the requirements of his family and his large security detail. He has requested permission to retain his Vikramaditya Road bungalow for two more years. A third chief minister also stays next door - Akhilesh's father Mulayam Singh Yadav.