The News Scroll 20 August 2019  Last Updated at 12:24 am | Source: PTI

7-day notice to MPs to vacate bungalows ''harsh and discriminatory'': Cong

7-day notice to MPs to vacate bungalows ''harsh and discriminatory'': Cong
New Delhi, Aug 19 (PTI) The Congress on Monday termed as "harsh" and "discriminatory" the seven-day notice period given to former MPs to vacate government accommodation and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "hypocrisy".

Cracking the whip on former Members of Parliament overstaying at their official bungalows in Delhi, a Lok Sabha panel on Monday ordered them to vacate their residence within a week.

According to sources, more than 200 former MPs have still not vacated their official bungalows even two months after the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.

Reacting to the development, Congress senior spokesperson Anand Sharma tweeted, "Prime Minister! your diktat to Former MPs to vacate accommodation in 7 days is harsh, Arbitrary and discriminatory. Former MP''s get a pension less than peons. Secretaries to the Government retain accommodation for six months."

"I ask you a direct question : Do you want Indian MPs to be rich and corrupt? Representing the people or corporates and multinationals. The honest ones have families to support. You are being hypocritical," he said in another tweet. PTI SKC SMN SMN

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