Jaipur, March 24 : In keeping with bans on unruly VIP like Ravindra Gaikwad from flying, the Rajasthan High Court today banned former Alwar MP Bhanwar Jitendra Singh and former Jaipur MP Mahesh Joshi from staying in any government accommodation or guest houses as they owe huge outstanding amounts and have failed to clear their accounts.
Earlier in February this year, steps were initiated to attach the properties of the two MPs of the Congress Party to recover outstanding dues of their stay at Rajasthan House in Delhi between 2004 and 2014.
This followed a PIL filed by K. B Agarwal against the MPs. The petitioner had said that 26 MPs and MLAs from Rajasthan had not paid their dues of their stay at Rajasthan House in Delhi between 2004 and 2014.
After the court’s intervention, 22 of the former ministers of Rajasthan cleared their accounts, with four others defaulting. According to the petition, an outstanding amount of Rs. 45, 82,593 is due from former Union minister Bhanwar Jitendra Singh and Mahesh Joshi had to pay Rs. 27, 41,223.
Jitendra Singh, is supposed to be close to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.