Delhi: In a major set back to claims of Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati who are occupying official Bungalows even after after loosing CM chair in state, the Supreme Court has order that residing in official bungalows meant for only CM is unconstitutional.
Both are set to lose their official homes in Lucknow with the Supreme Court today cancelling a law passed by the state government to provide permanent accommodation to former chief ministers.
In its order, the court said former chief ministers of the state are not entitled to government bungalows. The law, passed by the state government, entitled five ex-chief ministers – Rajnath Singh, Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati and ND Tiwari – to government bungalows.
In 2016, the top court had ordered the former chief ministers to hand over the bungalows and had also asked the state government to charge them rent for the period during which they were “unauthorised” to live in them.