Kejriwal has “no money”, his friends pay Rs 85,000 rent for Delhi home

New Delhi, April 14: Last month, the Delhi government had 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.

During a Google Hangout on Monday, former chief minister of Delhi revealed, "Some of my batchmates of the IIT Kharagpur are collectively paying Rs 85,000 as rent for my government bungalow in Delhi as I don't have money."

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.

Some of my batchmates of the IIT Kharagpur are paying Rs 85,000 as rent:Kejriwal

When asked, an AAP spokesperson had said Kejriwal will pay the rent.

As per the notice, Kejriwal was 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.

In March, the 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.

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