New Delhi, Feb 24: Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia will now live in palatial bungalow, which was earlier the official residence of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit. The move has come days after deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Sisodia made a request to stay in bungalow No. AB-17 on Mathura Road.
Reportedly, Union Urban Development Ministry has approved transfer of the bungalow in the Lutyens Area on the name of Sisodia.
The AB-17 bungalow is a type 7 duplex with a huge drawing-cum-dining hall, sprawling lawns and staff quarters within the premises.
Earlier, the Delhi government had made a request for transfering the bungalow to it and it has been done on exchange basis, a senior UD Ministry official said.
The Mathura Road bungalow is lying vacant since it was vacated recently by former Union Minister P Balaram Naik.
Dikshit, as Chief Minister, used to stay at the bungalow which is located just opposite Pragati Maidan for years before moving to bigger accommodation - 3, Motilal Nehru Place.
At the same time, Delhi government is yet to seek bungalow accommodation for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the UD ministry official said.
Reportedly, Kejriwal has refused to shift into the bungalow at 33, Shamnath Marg and is eyeing a residence in Lutyens' zone or Central Delhi.
Sources are also saying that Kejriwal don't want to shift to the house as the bungalow has been tagged as 'jinxed' for over a decade.
With inputs from PTI