Even after being out of power for threemonths, 29 UPA parliamentarians, including six former ministers areyet to vacant their government accommodation. The Directorate ofEstates has sent fresheviction notices to these members.
Amongst the defaulters are formersenior leaders Girija Vyas, Krishna Tirath, Jitendra Singh, AjitSingh, MM Pallam Raju, Agatha Sangma. Cricketer turned politicianMohammad Azharuddin, former Punjab MP Parneet Kaur, Jharkhand MPBabulal Marandi, Neeraj Shekhar, son of former Prime Minister ChandraShekhar are amongst the MPs who are being served eviction notices yetagain.
The BJP government is however holding on to their decision of sending eviction notices to National Conference President and former Member of Parliament from Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah and former BJP leader Jaswant Singh."Security concerns of Abdullah will have to be addressed beforegetting the house vacated and Singh is not keeping in good health, so the stay of the two former MPs is being extended," said a senior officer of urban development ministry.
Five former MPs have however gone tothe court seeking extension for their stay. Eviction action against former MPs Avtar Singh Bhadana, Dhananjay Singh, Arvind Kumar,Chaudhary Lal Singh and Vijay Inder Singla have been stayed. "Theseformer MPs have gone to the court seeking extension for their stay inthese government accommodation," informed a ministry official.
The urban development ministry ismaking a case for former BJP MP Shahnawaz Hussain. Being appointed asBJP spokesperson, he is likely to get an extension and will continueto occupy the government house.
On Monday, Housing Committee Chairmantook the fifth meeting to decideon the future course of action againstthe members who are yet tovacate their houses.