Hyderabad: Former TRS MP from Mahbub Nagar A. P Jitender Reddy has been slapped a bill of Rs 3.87 lakh for allegedly occupying government accommodation, even after the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.
While another Former MP from the Telugu speaking states issued a bill of Rs 2. 44 Lakh for over staying is TDP leader Murali Mohan Magangti. In total, nine former MPs have been found to remain in government accommodation and have been slapped a bill amounting to Rs 25 lakh.
According to the records, TRS Ex-MPP Jitender Reddy who switched to BJP was allocated accommodation at 1 BRM lane since while TDP leader Murali Mohan Manganti at 201 Kaveri – New Delhi. They stay turned illegal since June 25th 2019.
The move comes after Delhi High court rebuking, the housing ministry for permitting 576 government accommodation units retired bureaucrats and MPs.
The Delhi High Court, on February 5th, directed the Central government to get all of them vacated within two weeks and also to initiate proceedings to recover dues.
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar pulled up the ministry of housing for not taking any initiative to recover the dues from the illegal occupants. The court observed that some of retired bureaucrats and ex-MPs have been overstaying for over a decade and coughed up a bill of Rs 95 lakh till date.
The Delhi High court observed, ‘Do you need 5-year plan to vacate someone overstaying in government accommodation. Have notices been issued for recovery of dues? People are paying taxes, and you (referring to the government) are giving free housing’. The bench has also warned of registering an FIR against the illegal occupants'.
List of former MPs in authorized occupation and dues pending