Adhir Can Stay, Thanks to HC Stay

Published: 03rd February 2016 04:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2016 09:49 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:  New Moti Bagh bungalow here on Tuesday witnessed high drama as officials from the Directorate of Estates arrived with orders to evict former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury, snapped his electricity connection and moved his furniture, only to put the process on hold following a stay from the Delhi High Court.

Even as Chowdhury alleged political vendetta and vented his anger at the NDA dispensation, his staff looked clueless. 

“I got a stay from the court. It is nothing but political vendetta against opposition by the government,” Chowdhury said.

When asked why he had not moved to the new house allotted to him, the MP said it had to be made livable with light and electricity connection and other facilities.

“I am asking them to conduct a joint inspection of the house so that whatever is required can be done,” he said.

A statement issued by the Urban Development Ministry, under which the Directorate of Estate comes, said he was given enough time to shift to the Humayun Road bungalow allotted to him.

But the Minister resisted all such attempts and moved the High Court twice against the eviction, arguing that the bungalow allotted was not “liveable” enough.

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