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Vajpayee uninterested in retaining govt house in Lucknow

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New Delhi, July 7 (UNI) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in his affidavit filed in the Supreme Court has said that he was not interested in retaining or having any government accomodation in Lucknow either in La Plaze or at 10 Mall Road.

The affidavit by the senior BJP leader has been submitted on Supreme Court directions in a PIL filed by Lok Parhari , an organisation being run by a retired IAS officer S N Shukla seeking directions to the unauthorised occupants of government accomodation like former prime ministers and chief ministers and others to vacate such accomodation immediately.

The senior BJP leader who is arrayed as respondent no. 12 has prayed to the court to drop his name from the list of respondents.

Mr Vajpayee has stated that he is still an MP and as former PM he has already been allotted accomodation at 6A, Krishna Menon Marg,New Delhi.The affidavit further says that as per government policy former Presidents, vice presidents and prime ministers are entitled for government accomodation due to security reasons.

The petitioner has alleged that Uttaranchal chief minister Narain Dutt Tiwari and former Prime Minister V P Singh have also been allotted government accomodation in Lucknow.

Mr Vajpayee is a member of the Lok Sabha from Lucknow.

UNI AKS/SC RP ND1950

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