The Delhi high court on Wednesday refused to stay the eviction of Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from a government bungalow in South Delhi’s Moti Bagh.
A bench of chief justice G Rohini and justice Jayant Nath also declined a plea of the Lok Sabha MP from Murshidabad to give some time to shift to an alternate accommodation.
Chowdhury had approached the HC after authorities on Tuesday disconnected water and power supply to the bungalow occupied by him. This is not the first time that a Congress MP has moved the HC against an order to vacate a government bungalow allotted during the previous UPA rule. Last year, the HC had refused to entertain pleas of former Union ministers Ambika Soni and Kumari Selja against similar eviction orders.
While Chowdhury has alleged “vendetta” by the BJP-led government, the Directorate of Estates has said that the former UPA minister has been allotted another house on Humayun Road. It said the alternate accommodation was allotted more than a year ago after Chowdhury was re-elected from Murshidabad in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
The Directorate of Estates has also claimed that it had granted sufficient time to Chowdhury - a four term Parliamentarian - to vacate the ministerial bungalow.