Delhi govt asks Kejriwal to shell out Rs 85,000 as house rent

Kejriwal to pay Rs 85,000 house rent
New Delhi, March 28: The Delhi government has issued a notice to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal asking him to pay a rent of Rs 85,000 per month for the flat in which he has been staying for the past more than a month even after resigning from the Chief Minister's post.

Kejriwal had sought an extension to stay in the C-II/23 house at Tilak Lane in Central Delhi till his daughter's examinations in May.

The notice was issued by the special Secretary of Public Works Department on Monday. When asked, an AAP spokesperson said Kejriwal will pay the rent.

As per the notice, Kejriwal has been asked to pay Rs 85, 000 per month as rent from March 1, that is 15 days after he resigned from the chief minister's post on February 14.

Notice was issued by the special Secretary of Public Works Department

Earlier this month, PWD had sent a letter to Kejriwal asking him to vacate the house as he had already crossed the 15-day deadline for staying in the official accommodation.

As per rules, a Delhi government minister can stay a maximum of 15 days in his official residence after demitting office without paying market rent.

Arvind Kejriwal had been in the middle of a storm surrounding his house. Before becoming the Delhi CM he had said that he would end the VIP culture and that he would live like an aam aadmi and would not accept any house from the Delhi government.

However once he was given the official residence, protests erupted with many supporters criticising for accepting the house. He then later on moved onto a smaller flat.

With PTI inputs

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