Pending Electricity and Telephone dues of Parliamentarians
A reply to a RTI application from the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has revealed that present and former Parliamentarians owe a huge amount as electricity and other municipal dues. Dues include over 3,335 entries of pending water and electricity dues against MPs amounting to over Rs 6.25 crore. For example, late ABA Ghani Khan Choudhary has dues worth rupees 42 lakhs. Another RTI reply has also disclosed that more than rupees seven crores are pending as telephone dues towards present and former Parliamentarians.
Such disclosure has raised the demands for recovery of the dues of all government-bills from salaries and pensions of the Parliamentarians, just as it is done presently in case of the government servants.