Akhilesh withdraws Rs 20-lakh car bonanza for MLAs
"I take back the decision now. I take back the whole decision... The reason behind this is that most of the MLAs have decided not to take the offer after the media hype," he told reporters at his residence here.
Seeking to defend the move to allow MLAs to buy four-wheelers worth upto Rs. 20 lakh and pay their depreciated value after five years to retain them, he said, "There are many MLAs who can't afford cars...The order was not for all, it was not compulsory for everyone to take the offer.
"There are some MLAs who use 7-8 year old cars to go around their constituencies," he noted.
Following a dreadful washout in the four-State Assembly polls, a humbled Congress accepted its defeat and called for a much needed introspection to rethink their strategy ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Date 08-12-13, Duration 2:49, Views 371