New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is rapidly leaving its mark on very important politicians.
The latest to turn a new leaf, or attempting to, is Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav.
Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday decided to reduce the number of cars in his convoy. However, the Samajwadi Party maintains the decision was not inspired by the AAP.
The monthly security bill for UP is Rs23 crore. As many as 5,694 cops are deployed for 1,998 VIPs.
This includes 450 security personnel, including NSG commandos, manning the CM. When Mayawati was CM, she had a fleet of over 30 vehicles to escort her.
Kejriwal has repeatedly emphasised the need to end VIP culture.
Meanwhile, AAP's brand of politics continues to have far reaching effect as Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had earlier decided to give up her official bungalow.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had refused to take a official bungalow and now has given up the five-bedroom duplex flat allotted to him as a government accommodation.
He had also refused to police security saying he wanted to assure the police not to be very concerned about his security.