BSY overstays at govt quarters

BSY overstays at govt quarters

As per rules, Yeddyurappa - who quit after being indicted by the Lokayukta over illegal mining - had to vacate the quarters within 60 days of stepping down. However, the government seems to have condoned the overstay and also granted a further extension of three months.

Sources close to Yeddyurappa say that he considers Race View Road Cottage lucky and is reluctant to shift out, at a time when he is facing court proceedings over a slew of corruption charges.

He shifted to the bungalow when he was Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly and rose to become the chief minister during his tenancy in the bungalow.

He did not shift to ‘Anugraha’ on Kumarakrupa Road, a better-furnished and more spacious bungalow, usually reserved for chief ministers. Yeddyurappa stayed at Race View Cottage also during President’s Rule between November 2007 and May 2008, by paying rent.

Secretariat sources said Yeddyurappa will have to pay a rent of Rs 50,000 per month - fixed by the Public Works Department - for extending his stay at the bungalow.