Legislators,MPs,ministers and the states bureaucrats are among the growing list of 551 defaulters,who owe money to the government for staying at the Haryana Bhawan in Delhi; with some of them failing to clear paltry dues. The Haryana Bhawan,the states accommodation facility in the capital,is owed a total of Rs 2,77,804 from the defaulters. Incidentally the rent for rooms here varies from Rs 20 to Rs 50 a day.
Former Speaker Raghuvir Singh Kadian,known for his proximity to Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda,tops the list with a whopping outstanding amount of Rs 56,985 against his name. Savitri Jindal,the richest woman in the country according to Forbes,and her MP son Naveen Jindal have dues of a meagre Rs 156 and 1,756 respectively.
Venod Sharma,another Hooda confidante,also figures in the list with Rs 9,082 against his name. Other politicians include A S Dangi (3,050),Akram Khan (225) S P Sangwan (4,440) Shiv Charan Sharma (130),Geeta Bhukkal (375) Jaleb Khan ( 5,870),Naresh Yadav (13,446),Naresh Sharma (4,514) Sampat Singh (438),Ram Kishan Gujjar (932),Dan Singh (2,491),Anita Yadav (130) and Dharam Singh Chhoker (250).
R P Chander tops the list among IAS officer with outstanding dues of Rs 26,699. Other bureaucrats include P K Gupta (260),Jyoti Arora (40),Krishna Mohan (149),P K Das (20),Praveen Kumar (45),Ramendra Jakhu (540),Raj Kumar (1,040),Rajan Gupta (280),V S Kundu (270) and Sudhir Rajpal (270).
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala while replying to a question pertaining to these dues,said the government was requesting the defaulters to clear their arrears. He added that in the absence of policy debarring defaulters,rooms are provided on the basis of availability.