The government can break the locks to take possession of the official accommodation of three former parliamentarians

NEW DELHI: Four former parliamentarians have not abandoned their previous official accommodations even seven months after being rejected. Sources said in three cases that the houses were found closed for days and now the farm management (DoE) has no choice but to use force to open the houses and take their possession by force.

The recently amended law for the eviction of unauthorized occupants of public premises has empowered the Department of Defense to take police assistance and open houses as a last resort.

According to sources, while the houses occupied by former parliamentarians, one of AIADMK, TDP and BJP were found closed from the outside, a former member of parliament of the Congress party informed management that they would evict the accommodation next week.

The authorities added that the teams of officials who had gone to take possession of the houses had to return empty-handed since the three houses were found closed. On Monday, the question of almost 70 newly elected parliamentarians who are still waiting for accommodation was raised. Lok Sabha and since then the management began to take possession of government houses using force.