Politics

Yogi Adityanath refuses a new Mercedes in his fleet

05 Jul 2017 | By Gogona Saikia
Just one SUV for UP CM Yogi Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has refused to have a Mercedes, a second SUV, in his fleet.

Currently, there is one SUV in his fleet. According to norms, there should be two in case of emergencies.

The one he is using belonged to former CM Akhilesh Yadav's fleet. The other was deployed at the service of a former union minister during the government's transition period.

In context: Just one SUV for UP CM Yogi Adityanath

05 Jul 2017Yogi Adityanath refuses a new Mercedes in his fleet

DetailsOld SUV in fleet was given to another politician

Earlier in June, the state estate department decided another SUV was needed in the CM's fleet for exigencies.

But no one could ask the other politician to return the vehicle, so a proposal was mooted to purchase a Mercedes.

The CM, however, said he was fine with one.

Apart from a high-end SUV, there are lower-quality SUVs in the CM's fleet, sources say.