Overstaying ex-UPA minister evicted from official bungalow

Overstaying ex-UPA minister evicted from official bungalow
Authorities on Tuesday disconnected water and power supply to a bungalow occupied by Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as they started eviction proceedings against the former UPA Minister for overstaying.

Officials reached Chowdhury’s 14, New Moti Bagh residence, which he continued to occupy despite being provided an alternative accommodation, and snapped the electricity and water connections besides removing his furniture. The Murshidabad MP attempted to get the eviction stayed by the Delhi High Court which ordered the status quo until it hears the matter Wednesday morning while refusing to interfere with the disconnection of utilities.

According to Directorate of Estates, the MP has been allotted another house on Humayun Road more than a year ago and was given sufficient time to vacate the ministerial bungalow he no longer entitled to occupy. Chowdhury stayed on despite several reminders in the past, they said. The MP justified his overstay saying the house allotted to him needed to be made habitable with amenities.

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