New Delhi: The Central government is considering to amend rules to limit MPs stay in hotels in Delhi. This has come after a Rs 35 crore hotel bill for lawmakers, who are yet to take up official accommodation, jolted the Urban Development Ministry.
Sources said that the government may limit lawmakers stay to the days when Parliament is in session.
Sources also said that till April 6, 35 of the 543 members of the Lok Sabha continued to stay at The Ashok hotel though the Parliament session ended much before.
According to Hindustan Times, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu had on April 9, at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation, pushed for change in rules. He had questioned the need for the government to pay for lawmakers' hotel stay when Parliament was not in session.
A suite in the state-run luxury hotel, where MPs awaiting accommodation are put up, commands Rs 12,000 a day and a room Rs 9,000.
Most of those who are staying in the hotel are among the 314 first-time Lok Sabha members.
The others have moved to the houses allotted to them. Most of the 35 MPs had been allotted houses but were yet to move in as renovation was on.