Monday, May 26, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal - Controversy about his official residence !

Remember the controversy surrounding the Government residence that Arvind Kejriwal was criticized for not vacating.. I was quite surprised when that controversy disappeared from print and TV media? If you google, you will find news of 6/7th march and 28th march only. It was not discussed even once during the elections..

I found the answer yesterday. An RTI reply showed 36 ex-ministers as "illegal occupants of govt. bungalows". The data given by the Urban Development Ministry under the RTI to Subhash Agarwal shows that the ministers continue to squat on ministerial accommodation even after relinquishing office. Among those who have been listed as unauthorized occupants include BJP leaders include LK Advani, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, M Venkaiah Naidu, Ravi Shanakr Prasad, Congress leaders like Mukul Wasnik, Ambika Soni, Ajay Maken, Subodh Kant Sahay, Saifuddin Soz, CP Joshi, Pawan Bansal, SM Krishna, DMK's Dayanidhi Maran, M K Alagiri and T R Baalu, RJD's Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Trinamool Congress's Saugata Ray and C M Jatua.

Now you can very well imagine that AK's official residence controversy has opened a Pandora's box. So, it conveniently disappeared from the news...

Some facts about AK's official residence: A Govt servant can request extension of his stay and the PWD can grant such a request. AK requested extension till July citing his daughter's exam and having no other house to immediately shift to. PWD had agreed and a rent of Rs. 85000 has been paid by his IIT batch-mates every month on time. So AK is not an illegal occupant of Govt bungalows like some other politicians such as Mr. Advani, Ms. Sushma Swaraj and others.

Please understand and share this information to keep honesty in public life alive. Joi Ai Axom. Vande Mataram.

Update (21/06/2014): AK will shift on 31st July as was promised to another house in Civil Lines area of Delhi. The house belongs to Mr. Naren Jain and he has offered his house to Mr. AK on rent. 


  1. Anonymous6:22 AM

    I firmly believe that Arvind kejriwaal ji cannot be involved in any sort of corrupt practices like most of the other politicians irrespective of party they belong .are involved in.because had he been interested in corrupt practices ,he would have never resigned from income taxdeptt,which allof us know is avery good illegal income earning deptt.

  2. Nice and honest post. Keep it up


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