As soon as he had kicked off his campaign in Amritsar, from where he makes his poll debut, Jaitley had promised to set up a residential and official base in the constituency. His wife belongs to Amritsar and he has relatives living here.
"I had said I will set up my residential base here. That prompted me to buy a house. The office will be operated from the party office at Khanna Smarak."
"A house was needed anyway since this is my constituency and I am here to live," he added.
At present, Jaitley, who is pitted against Congress stalwart Capt Amarinder Singh, is operating as a stopgap arrangement from a house in the Lawrence Road area.