DK: Budapest District Mayors to File Lawsuit on Utility Support

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District mayors of opposition DK in Budapest will file a lawsuit alleging that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán “rejected utility support to some districts as political revenge”, the party said on Tuesday.


Budapest group leader Sándor Szaniszló said in a statement that the government had rejected paying utility support to around a third of Budapest residents or 620,000 people, “purely because they voted for opposition-led local councils”. Five districts led by DK mayors and the 9th district of Budapest are not getting anything from the support totalling at 8 billion forints (EUR 20m), partly paid from taxes collected from Budapest residents, he added. DK mayors were originally planning to negotiate with the government commissioner in charge of distributing utility compensation but this has been “unlawfully denied them”, he said.


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