Meira Kumar to keep father's bungalow for next 25 years

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Meira Kumar gets father's bunglow
New Delhi, Dec 26: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will have access to the bungalow at 6, Krishna Menon Marg in Lutyens Delhi for at least another 25 years.

It has been allotted to a foundation in her father and former deputy prime minister Babu Jagjivan Ram's name that was started on March 14, 2008.

It took the government a while but 6, Krishna Menon Marg was allotted by the Directorate of Estates (DoE) to 'Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation' on August 2, 2013 till July 1, 2038, according to the DoE's website e-Awas.

The last official occupant of the bungalow where Babu Jagjivan Ram lived for long till he died in 1986 was Kumar after she became Union minister in the UPA-1 government in 2004.

She became Lok Sabha Speaker in 2009 in the UPA-2 regime and moved to the Speaker's residence at 20, Akbar Road. But she continued to occupy the Krishna Menon Marg bungalow, according to records kept by CPWD which is responsible for maintenance of government property.

Allotments are made by DoE, under the urban development ministry.

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