A few days after the Swearing-in of the Grand Alliance (GA) government, the hunt for big bungalows to accommodate the new ministers has begun.
Sources said the elevation of deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and health minister Tej Pratap Yadav — both sons of RJD chief Lalu Prasad — has entitled them to bigger bungalows.Speculation was rife that Tejashwi could be allotted the 7, Circular Road, residence if CM Nitish Kumar was to vacate it to move back to the official residence at 1, Aney Marg. Tej Pratap is also likely to get a big house as per his choice.
“We will have a meeting with the ministers, including the deputy CM, to know their preferences. If they have any specific choice, we would try to accommodate them as far as possible,” said a senior officer of the building construction department.
Sources said the allotment to the new members of the cabinet would take at least two to three months as bungalows in the pool of the building construction are still occupied by ministers of the previous JD(U) government. Few from the previous cabinet have been accommodated in the new GA ministry so far — Shravan Kumar, Rajiv Ranjan alias Lallan Singh, Bijendra Yadav and Jai Kumar Singh, apart from likely Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary.