Ex-MPs Asked To Vacate Bungalows In 7 Days, Power And Water To Be Stopped

The MPs have been given seven days, but at the end of three days, officials have been asked to stop power and water supply to these accommodations

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With overstaying being the norm, the government has taken a hard line this time


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Many Ex-MPs are yet to vacate their official bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi
  2. New MPs face trouble finding accommodation: Housing Committee chairman
  3. Infrastructure for most accommodations have been upgraded, he said

All former MPs have been asked to vacate their government accommodations -- mostly the heritage bungalows in the posh Lutyen's zone -- the government said today. With overstaying being the norm, the government has now taken a hard line.  The MPs have been given a deadline of seven days, but at the end of three days, officials have been asked to stop power and water supply to these accommodations, CR Patil, chairman of the Housing Committee said today.

Many former MPs are yet to vacate their official bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi, over two months after the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. In a series of tweets today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscored the problem.

"When a new session of Parliament begins, newer MPs face lot of trouble as far as finding accommodation is concerned. I am glad efforts have been made to overcome this problem. Being MP means people from the constituency come too and they too may need accommodation," his tweet read.

He also said many of the accommodations have undergone an upgrade in infrastructure and thanked the officials involved.

According to rules, MPs have to vacate their bungalows within a month of dissolution of the Lok Sabha. The 16th Lok Sabha was dissolved on May 25 and all the bungalows should have been vacated by June 25.



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