Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's daring proposal to buy personal vehicles for MLAs by using Constituency Development Funds has accepted criticisms from all corners of the country. He had stated that MLAs should be allowed to buy vehicles priced below Rs 20 lakh.
This topic is not something we have to deal with, but we would like to help the MLAs out with some of the best car brand choices. There are many premium sedans and SUVs ranging between Rs 15-20 lakhs that are best for MLAs. Let's have a look (all prices given are ex-showroom).
When it comes to politicians, the Czech carmaker's Laura premium sedan is a favourite pick. The Skoda Laura comes in 8 variants starting from as much as Rs 13 lakhs for the base model to Rs 19 lakh for the high end variant. This car is our first choice for the MLAs.
Though the Cruze is not seen widely used by politicians, the American car is a great choice. The carmaker has recently launched an upgraded model of the Cruze sedan with a more refined engine. The Cruze comes in three variants priced between Rs 12.7 - Rs 15.2 lakhs.
Toyota Corolla Altis
The Toyota Corolla which was there in the market previously used to be a favourite among politicians. Now, it is the new generation Toyota Corolla Altis model that is available in the market and the sedan comes with a price tag of Rs 15.5 lakhs.
Another car from the Czech carmaker has also found place in our list of cars for the MLAs. The Skoda Superb is a highly comfortable premium sedan which can even take on German rivals. However, it is only the entry-level model of the sedan that is available in the Rs 20 lakh range. The base model is priced at Rs 18 lakh.
If the MLAs are keen on German engineering, here we have the Jetta from Volkswagen. The Jetta mid-level sedan comes with a starting price of Rs 16.5 lakhs.