New Delhi: Former Union Minister Kashiram
Rana today said that his name was wrongly included in the
list of former MPs unauthorisedly occupying government
accommodation in the capital`s Lutyen`s zone and demanded an
apology from the Urban Development Ministry.
In a letter to Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy,
Rana said he had vacated the Pandara Road residential
premises, allotted to him, on June 16 well before the deadline
set by Department of Estates.
"I have vacated my official residence of AB-12, Pandara
Road on June 16, 2009 well before the deadline set by
Department of Estates. I wonder how my name was figured in a
list of unauthorised occupants?" Rana said in the letter,
which was attached with a copy of the No Objection Certificate
issued by the Department of Estates.
He said, "This is very false, defamatory, humiliating in
nature. I demand an apology and your ministry should issue an
explanation in this regard."
In reply to an RTI query on July 13, the Department of
Estates has named Kashiram Rana, a former Union Minister, in
the list of defaulters for unauthorisedly occupying government
Exercising his Right to Information, Subhash Chandra
Agrawal had filed an application under the Act seeking list of
unauthorised occupants in government accommodation including
parliamentarians retired after recent Lok Sabha elections.
Responding to the application, the Department of Estates
provided a list of 36 unauthorised occupants of General Pool
bungalows which included the names of several former ministers
including Kashiram Rana.