Finally, Arvind Kejriwal moves out of govt allotted residence in Delhi

New Delhi, July 29: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder and the former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday vacated the government allotted residence in the national capital, Delhi and has shifted back to his Ghaziabad home.

Kejriwal vacated his 3-bedroom C II/23, Tilak Lane residence, five months after he stepped down as the Delhi chief minister on February 14 this year. He continued living on the government allotted flat as he cited his daughter's examinations in May.

Kejriwal drew huge criticism from opposition political parties as he did not vacate the residence after quitting from power.

But he had got the permission extended to reside in the govt flat till July end.

Now, he has moved back to his old residence at apartment No 403 in Girnar Tower of Kaushambi near Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh along with his two children, wife and parents.

"Kejriwal's belongings reached the apartment on Monday and he moved back on Tuesday", said AAP spokesperson Deepak Vajpayee.

Party sources said that the flat was more convenient for his family, especially his parents, as they had been staying there for a long time and knew the people around. They added that Kejriwal will also stay in the Hanuman Road office.

"Hanuman Road premises will serve as his office cum residence. More importantly, he will also stay in New Delhi assembly constituency, which he represents," the source said.

The Hanuman Road office, a two storey structure including a terrace serves as office-cum-residence for several AAP volunteers and leaders including senior party leaders like Gopal Rai and Sanjay Singh.

Meanwhile, Ghaziabad police said that they have no instruction on providing security to any VIP in the area.

"We shall put a security cover (for Kejriwal) if we receive orders from seniors. Till now, we have no such plan," said Inspector Rashid Ali of Indirapuram police station.

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.

Kejriwal had intially zeroed down on a residence at Civil Lines, but it got stuck in a legal tangle after which he decided to look for another house.

OneIndia News

(With agency inputs)

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