An inspection conducted by a team of electricity officials has revealed that former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has unpaid electricity bills worth Rs 4 lakh.

The move comes in the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath`s emphasis on eliminating VIP culture.

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The team upon arriving at his residence found that the permissible limit of 5 kW a day was being crossed by as many as eight times.He has been asked to pay the bill by April-end.

The Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch`s sprawling residence in the Civil Lines area of his constituency Etawah is one of the biggest in the city with more than a dozen rooms, its own air-conditioning plant, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, and several elevators.

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Officials had changed the configurations to allow him 40 kW against a payment in lieu of the additional power supply.