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UP govt issues notice to 6 former CMs to vacate official bungalows in 15 days

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The government tonight issued notices to six former state chief ministers, including those from the BJP, to vacate official bungalows in compliance with the orders.

The notices sent by the has asked the former chief ministers to vacate the bungalows in 15 days, a said.

Those served notices include Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kalyan Singh, Mayawati, Rajnath Singh and Akhilesh Yadav. They currently occupy prime government properties in the high-security VVIP zone in the state capital.

The had earlier this month said former chief ministers of cannot retain government accommodation after demitting office, observing that a was at par with a common man once his or her term ends.

The court was hearing a petition filed by NGO Lok Prahari, challenging the amendments made by the erstwhile to the UP Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1981.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 23:20 IST