In a blow to VVIP ‘squatters’, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that former chief ministers are not entitled to government accommodation. The court said that “any such possession” of government accommodation should be vacated in two months time. The apex court has ordered ex-CMs of Uttar Padesh, including Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati to vacate their government bungalows within two months. This case had been pending for several years.
A Lucknow-based NGO had filed this petition and it had been pending with the Supreme Court. The court had reserved its order for 20 months. But now, with the Supreme Court cracking its whip, this ruling that is specific to Uttar Pradesh as of now, can also be invoked for other states.
More details are awaited.