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Cong MP overstays at govt bungalow, water and power cut off

As part of a routine eviction drive, Officials from the Union urban development (UD) ministry on Tuesday disconnected the water and power supply to a ministerial bungalow that Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury continues to occupy long after he relinquished his ministerial position.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2016 09:55 IST
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Officials from the Union urban development (UD) ministry on Tuesday disconnected the water and power supply to a ministerial bungalow that Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury continues to occupy long after he relinquished his ministerial position.
Officials from the Union urban development (UD) ministry on Tuesday disconnected the water and power supply to a ministerial bungalow that Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury continues to occupy long after he relinquished his ministerial position.

As part of a routine eviction drive, Officials from the Union urban development (UD) ministry on Tuesday disconnected the water and power supply to a ministerial bungalow that Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury continues to occupy long after he relinquished his ministerial position.

Chowdhury, the Lok Sabha MP from Murshidabad, approached the High Court to get a stay on the eviction. The court has ordered status quo till Wednesday morning when it will take up the matter.

“The Lok Sabha MP has been staying in 14, New Moti Bagh, a type-VIII bungalow generally allotted to ministers. He has been living there for last 19 months despite the UD ministry cancelling the allotment in June 2014. Chowdhury was allotted an alternative bungalow on Humayun Road and was given sufficient time to vacate but the latter refused,” said a UD ministry official.

The MP, who is entitled to a type-VI accommodation, said the bungalow allotted to him on Humayun Road is not in a “livable condition”. “I am asking them to make a joint inspection of the house so whatever is required can be done,” Chowdhury said.

Under the rules, a minister can hold on to his or her official accommodation for a month after demitting office.