UP CM investigates top Award

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UP CM investigates top Award Recipients include Bachchan family

Lucknow, 4/21
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of
Uttar Pradesh, has ordered an
investigation into the state’s top award -
the Yash Bharti – set up by Mulayam Singh
Yadav over two decades ago and given to
Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and
Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others.
Mulayam Singh started the award in 1994 to
honour eminent personalities who have done
the state proud. During his son Akhilesh
Yadav’s rule, however, there were
allegations that the prize – Rs. 11 lakh
cash and 50,000 monthly pension – was
being handed out arbitrarily, mainly for
the financial benefit.
Sources say if the inquiry establishes
“misuse” of the award, the 50,000 monthly
pension may be cancelled for recipients.
Some “Yash Bharti” winners like the
Bachchan family – Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya
Bachchan, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai -
have not taken the pension.
Over the years, others who have been
honoured include eminent poet Harivansh
Rai Bachchan, singers like Shubha Mudgal
and Kailash Kher and cricketer
Bhuwaneshwar Kumar.
When Mayawati came to power, she
discontinued the award.
In 2012, when Akhilesh Yadav took office
after winning a huge victory for his
Samajwadi Party, he reinstated the award
but this time, there were many questions
and controversies.
Even as he faced questions about his
choice of winners, Akhilesh Yadav was
accused of going too far when during one
award ceremony held at the new Chief
Minister’s headquarters Lok Bhawan in
Lucknow, he announced the honour for the
woman emcee on the spot.
Two staffers in the Samajwadi Party office
were also named for the award – for
“excellence in journalism”.
Sources say the new Chief Minister has
told officials that honouring undeserving
candidates has undermined the value of the
award.
Since taking office a month ago, Yogi
Adityanath has been on a mission to clean
up the administration and has subjected
schemes of past governments led by Mulayam
Singh, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav to
intense scrutiny.
Yesterday, electricity officials landed up
at Mulayam Singh’s house in Etawah for a
surprise inspection and found that way
more power was being used than sanctioned.
The 77-year-old former Chief Minister also
owes lakhs in unpaid bills and has been
given till the end of the month to pay up

Lucknow, 4/21
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of

Uttar Pradesh, has ordered an

investigation into the state’s top award –

the Yash Bharti – set up by Mulayam Singh

Yadav over two decades ago and given to

Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and

Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others.
Mulayam Singh started the award in 1994 to

honour eminent personalities who have done

the state proud. During his son Akhilesh

Yadav’s rule, however, there were

allegations that the prize – Rs. 11 lakh

cash and 50,000 monthly pension – was

being handed out arbitrarily, mainly for

the financial benefit.
Sources say if the inquiry establishes

“misuse” of the award, the 50,000 monthly

pension may be cancelled for recipients.
Some “Yash Bharti” winners like the

Bachchan family – Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya

Bachchan, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai –

have not taken the pension.
Over the years, others who have been

honoured include eminent poet Harivansh

Rai Bachchan, singers like Shubha Mudgal

and Kailash Kher and cricketer

Bhuwaneshwar Kumar.
When Mayawati came to power, she

discontinued the award.
In 2012, when Akhilesh Yadav took office

after winning a huge victory for his

Samajwadi Party, he reinstated the award

but this time, there were many questions

and controversies.
Even as he faced questions about his

choice of winners, Akhilesh Yadav was

accused of going too far when during one

award ceremony held at the new Chief

Minister’s headquarters Lok Bhawan in

Lucknow, he announced the honour for the

woman emcee on the spot.
Two staffers in the Samajwadi Party office

were also named for the award – for

“excellence in journalism”.
Sources say the new Chief Minister has

told officials that honouring undeserving

candidates has undermined the value of the

award.
Since taking office a month ago, Yogi

Adityanath has been on a mission to clean

up the administration and has subjected

schemes of past governments led by Mulayam

Singh, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav to

intense scrutiny.
Yesterday, electricity officials landed up

at Mulayam Singh’s house in Etawah for a

surprise inspection and found that way

more power was being used than sanctioned.

The 77-year-old former Chief Minister also

owes lakhs in unpaid bills and has been

given till the end of the month to pay up

Lucknow, 4/21
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of

Uttar Pradesh, has ordered an

investigation into the state’s top award –

the Yash Bharti – set up by Mulayam Singh

Yadav over two decades ago and given to

Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and

Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others.
Mulayam Singh started the award in 1994 to

honour eminent personalities who have done

the state proud. During his son Akhilesh

Yadav’s rule, however, there were

allegations that the prize – Rs. 11 lakh

cash and 50,000 monthly pension – was

being handed out arbitrarily, mainly for

the financial benefit.
Sources say if the inquiry establishes

“misuse” of the award, the 50,000 monthly

pension may be cancelled for recipients.
Some “Yash Bharti” winners like the

Bachchan family – Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya

Bachchan, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai –

have not taken the pension.
Over the years, others who have been

honoured include eminent poet Harivansh

Rai Bachchan, singers like Shubha Mudgal

and Kailash Kher and cricketer

Bhuwaneshwar Kumar.
When Mayawati came to power, she

discontinued the award.
In 2012, when Akhilesh Yadav took office

after winning a huge victory for his

Samajwadi Party, he reinstated the award

but this time, there were many questions

and controversies.
Even as he faced questions about his

choice of winners, Akhilesh Yadav was

accused of going too far when during one

award ceremony held at the new Chief

Minister’s headquarters Lok Bhawan in

Lucknow, he announced the honour for the

woman emcee on the spot.
Two staffers in the Samajwadi Party office

were also named for the award – for

“excellence in journalism”.
Sources say the new Chief Minister has

told officials that honouring undeserving

candidates has undermined the value of the

award.
Since taking office a month ago, Yogi

Adityanath has been on a mission to clean

up the administration and has subjected

schemes of past governments led by Mulayam

Singh, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav to

intense scrutiny.
Yesterday, electricity officials landed up

at Mulayam Singh’s house in Etawah for a

surprise inspection and found that way

more power was being used than sanctioned.

The 77-year-old former Chief Minister also

owes lakhs in unpaid bills and has been

given till the end of the month to pay up

Lucknow, 4/21
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of

Uttar Pradesh, has ordered an

investigation into the state’s top award –

the Yash Bharti – set up by Mulayam Singh

Yadav over two decades ago and given to

Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and

Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others.
Mulayam Singh started the award in 1994 to

honour eminent personalities who have done

the state proud. During his son Akhilesh

Yadav’s rule, however, there were

allegations that the prize – Rs. 11 lakh

cash and 50,000 monthly pension – was

being handed out arbitrarily, mainly for

the financial benefit.
Sources say if the inquiry establishes

“misuse” of the award, the 50,000 monthly

pension may be cancelled for recipients.
Some “Yash Bharti” winners like the

Bachchan family – Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya

Bachchan, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai –

have not taken the pension.
Over the years, others who have been

honoured include eminent poet Harivansh

Rai Bachchan, singers like Shubha Mudgal

and Kailash Kher and cricketer

Bhuwaneshwar Kumar.
When Mayawati came to power, she

discontinued the award.
In 2012, when Akhilesh Yadav took office

after winning a huge victory for his

Samajwadi Party, he reinstated the award

but this time, there were many questions

and controversies.
Even as he faced questions about his

choice of winners, Akhilesh Yadav was

accused of going too far when during one

award ceremony held at the new Chief

Minister’s headquarters Lok Bhawan in

Lucknow, he announced the honour for the

woman emcee on the spot.
Two staffers in the Samajwadi Party office

were also named for the award – for

“excellence in journalism”.
Sources say the new Chief Minister has

told officials that honouring undeserving

candidates has undermined the value of the

award.
Since taking office a month ago, Yogi

Adityanath has been on a mission to clean

up the administration and has subjected

schemes of past governments led by Mulayam

Singh, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav to

intense scrutiny.
Yesterday, electricity officials landed up

at Mulayam Singh’s house in Etawah for a

surprise inspection and found that way

more power was being used than sanctioned.

The 77-year-old former Chief Minister also

owes lakhs in unpaid bills and has been

given till the end of the month to pay up

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