New Delhi: While dues worth crore of rupees are pending against sitting and former Members of Parliament in telephone bills, their phones cannot be disconnected in the normal process as they enjoy “some immunity,” according to the MTNL.
According to the information, 399 former and six sitting Parliamentarians owe Rs. 73,066,746 to MTNL. The list also included the name of 67 MPs, who have died.
The MTNL said it was filing its up-to-date responses in the Delhi High Court in response to a public interest litigation filed by NGO Krishak Bharat against Union of India regarding recovery of outstanding dues on MPs.