Cars for MPs: PILs dismissed

While dismissing the PILs, the division bench comprising of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice Manjula Chellur observed that MPs can use the facility of a car or the staff only for developmental work in the constituency and these facilities are always under the control of Deputy Commissioner of that particular district.

The bench dismissed the petition.

Back ground

The then Chief Miniser, M Veerappa Moily in 1993 had proposed to buy sophisticated cars for MPs from the state and later it was implemented in 2000.

The state government from its exchequer had sanctioned Rs 6 lakh to each MP for buying a car and also funds for other activities.

The petitioners, challenging this , had stated that the public money received by the Government (both state  and central ) shall be credited to the public fund and cannot be appropriated except in accordance with law and for the purpose in the manner provided in the Constitution. 

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