In the last two years, 36 Members of Parliament purchased vehicles disposed off by the Army, the Ministry of Defence informed Parliament on Monday

The vehicles were made available to all the members who had applied. Eleven MPs were allotted vehicles from Vehicle Sub Depot Meerut, 15 from Ordnance Depot Avadi, three from Central Ordnance Depot Chheoki, two from Central Ordnance Depot Mumbai, two from Central Armoured Fighting Vehicle Depot Kirkee, and one MP each was allotted vehicles from 224 ABOD Jodhpur, Northern Command Vehicle Depot Udhampur and Vehicle Depot Panagarh," the MoD said.

The Army has a policy of discarding old vehicles that are sent to depots almost as junk as they go past their prime. Army vehicles face heavy wear and tear as they are used in hilly regions with tough terrain and poor roads.

All the Members of Parliament got the vehicle from the same depot from where they had asked for.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Shri Ajay Pratap Singh in Rajya Sabha on Monday.