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Happy house hunting!

Monday, January 08, 2018

Do former presidents and prime ministers in India risk losing their palatial post retirement homes? Perhaps, if the Supreme Court rules so.

According to former solicitor general Gopal Subramanium, once top dignitaries like prime minsters and presidents leave office, they become ordinary citizens and lose their VIP rights. To continually house them in large Lutyens bungalows in the capital city, which the government spends a packet to maintain, violates the right to equality, Subramanium contends.

There is merit in his argument for sure. After all, public money and property cannot be put in the service of those who are no longer serving the country.
However, there could be concerns for the safety of these individual who could be targeted by fringe groups with vested interests for scoring some political mileage.

The Supreme Court will commence further hearings on the matter next week. Meanwhile, the likes of Pratibha Patil, Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and some others must be biting their nails and wondering whether they should start house hunting.

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