PIL against ordinance giving freebies to ex-Uttarakhand CMs

Hindustan Times | Sep 13, 2019 at 5:00 AM
  • A public interest litigation has been filed in the Uttarakhand high court challenging an ordinance promulgated by the government to provide many free facilities to former chief ministers of the state.
  • The Uttarakhand Former Chief Minister Facility (Residential and other facilities) Ordinance, 2019 came as a relief to former CMs – Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, late ND Tiwari and Vijay Bahuguna – who were directed by the Uttarakhand high court to pay the pending rent of Rs 2.8 crore.
  • The HC had delivered the final order on May 3 after hearing the PIL filed RLEK challenging free residence, car, security and other perks to the former chief ministers in 2010.