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After an NGO filed a petition the Supreme Court, the bench comprising of Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi passed the judgement.
The Supreme Court has quashed a law passed by the Uttar Pradesh government granting "permanent residential accommodation" for ex-chief ministers in the state.
The top court struck down Section4(3) of UP ministers allowance Act which allowed ex-CMs in the state to occupy government bungalows.
After an NGO filed a petition in the Supreme Court, the bench comprising of Ranjan Gogoi and R Banumathi passed the judgement.
India's apex court said former CMs in the state are not entitled to government houses.
"Once a person demits public office, there is nothing to distinguish them from common man", the Court stated.
Two years ago the SP-led Akhilesh Yadav government had moved a statute to get over the judgment.