After the Supreme Court order, the Uttar Pradesh government has served notices to six former chief ministers, who have been occupying sprawling government bungalows in Lucknow.
The government has now asked them to vacate the bungalows within a fortnight.
The six former chief ministers who have been asked to vacate the government bungalows include Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, current party chief chief Akhilesh Yadav, BSP chief Mayawati, ND Tiwari, BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and Kalyan Singh.
It need be recalled that the apex court had on May 7, 2018 struck down the amendment to the Uttar Pradesh Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1981.
The act provided for allotment of government residence to former chief ministers at his/her request for lifetime.
The Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party government had in 2016 amended the Act, which was challenged by a Lucknow-based non-profit organisation Lokprahari.>