Rajasthan Assembly passed a bill on Friday to make ex-minister shell out Rs 10,000 a day. If they continue to occupy government bungalows beyond two months after the end of their terms.
Ashok Gehlot led Congress government introduced The Rajasthan Minister Salaries(Amendment) Bill 2019 on July 22 was passed by a voice vote, amid opposition from the BJP.
BJP MLAs and former minister Kiran Maheshwari and Vasudev Devnan opposed the penalty of Rs 10, 000 per day.
“It is seen that ex-ministers do not vacate the official residences allotted to them even after the prescribed period is over. This causes difficulty in the allotment of suitable residences to the newly appointed ministers,” a statement on the objectives of the Bill said.
“This amount is meager,” the government statement said.
Writer: Manvi Nautiyal