Supreme Court sets aside law allowing govt bungalows to former UP CMs

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New Delhi, May 7: The Supreme Court on Monday struck down the law passed by Uttar Pradesh government granting permanent residential accommodation to former Chief Ministers of the state. 

A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi stated once a Chief Minister demits office, there was nothing to distinguish him or her from a common man.

Setting aside the provision of the law passed by the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, the apex court said it was “arbitrary”, “unconstitutional” and “violates the concept of equality”.

The amendments made in Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions Act were introduced by then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s government in 2016.

The court order came on a plea filed by NGO Lok Prahari.


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