Former Delhi Deputy CM's Family Ordered to Vacate Official Residence
Bungalow Allotted to Newly-Sworn in Delhi Minister Atishi
The family of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has been given five days to vacate their official bungalow on Mathura Road. The residence has been allotted to Atishi, a newly-sworn in Delhi Minister. The Public Works Department (PWD) issued the order, stating that the property must be vacated on or before March 21.
The PWD's decision aligns with the Delhi Administration Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool) Rules, 1977, which govern such allotments. These rules stipulate that an allottee must vacate any previously allotted house within 15 days of taking possession of a new one. Allottees are also required to submit a Clearance Certificate from the concerned DDO for recovery of license fees and water charges related to their previous accommodation.
AAP MP Sanjay Singh defended the decision, stating that Atishi is a minister and therefore entitled to the bungalow. Singh added that the AAP would take care of Sisodia, accusing the BJP of treating him like a terrorist and playing games. In response, BJP IT in-charge Amit Malviya criticized Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for removing Sisodia as minister while retaining Satyendar Jain, who had been jailed for nine months. Malviya questioned the decision to allocate the bungalow to Atishi instead of looking after Sisodia and his family as promised.