Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: As a gesture of goodwill, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to provide his predecessor Parkash Singh Badal with free government accommodation of his choice.
Captain Amarinder’s decision follows reports that Badal was hunting for a suitable accommodation after demitting the chief minister’s office following his party’s defeat in the recent assembly elections, according to an official spokesperson.
The SAD leader will get an official residence of his liking to stay till the time he desires, said the spokesperson, adding that the necessary policy changes were being made to accommodate Badal.
The existing policy does not provide for official residence to former chief ministers in the state. Incidentally, the previous Congress government policy in this regard allowed for government accommodation to former chief ministers but was revoked by the SAD government.
Captain Amarinder has also accepted Badal’s request to provide him two stenographers and doctors, besides official vehicles and security, said the spokesperson.