New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government’s austerity polices have taken a hit after an RTI report claimed that many BJP MPs enjoyed their overstay at five-star hotels on tax-payers’ money.
The RTI report showed that till November 15,2014, 92 MPs, since their election, several of them from the BJP, have been living at the Ashoka Hotel in Delhi, in spite of being allotted the government accommodation, said an IBN Live report.
The report further claimed that the hotel bills is likely to be in crores.
According to the rules, the MPs should move into the residences within eight days of the allotment.
However, the BJP MPs in question have denied overstaying at five-star hotels and rubbished the report saying its data was outdated.
The latest RTI revelation contradicts the Modi government’s austerity policies. Last year, the Finance Ministry in order to cut down the unexpected expenditure by 10 percent announced a few austerity measures. The measures included orders to officials to avoid meetings at five-star hotels, restriction on ministers’ first class air travel to abroad among others.