Legal Alert

MADHYA PRADESH HIGH COURT TO STATE: GOVT. BUNGALOWS ALLOTTED TO FORMER CHIEF MINISTERS SHOULD BE VACATED WITHIN 1 MONTH

The Bench comprising Chief Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice A.K. Srivastava struck down as unconstitutional Section 5(1) of The Madhya Pradesh Mantri (Vetan Tatha Bhatta) Sanshodhan Adhiniyam, 2017. This provision allowed former Chief Ministers to use Government bungalows throughout their lives without payment of any rent. With the order, former Chief Ministers Kailash Joshi, Digvijay Singh and Uma Bharti are set to lose their government bungalows in the state capital. The Court was hearing a petition filed by one Mr. Raunak Yadav, who had challenged the allotment of bungalows to former Chief Ministers alleging that the same was in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution of India.