HC refuses to stay eviction of Congress MP

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) 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 neighbourhood.

Chowdhury, a Lok Sabha MP from Murshidabad, had approached the high court after the authorities on Tuesday disconnected water and power supply to the bungalow occupied by him.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath also denied his plea to give some time to shift to an alternate accommodation.

Chowdhury has alleged “vendetta” by the central 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 one 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.

Chowdhury’s counsel told the bench that his representation to the Chairman of Housing Committee of Lok Sabha was pending.

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