After losing power, Sheila Dikshit shifts to rented house

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:29

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: After facing defeat at the hands of débutante Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Assembly Elections, Sheila Dikshit is all set to shift from six-bedroom bungalow to a three-bedroom flat.

Delhi`s three time chief minister, who was earlier residing at a sprawling, six-bedroom bungalow spread over 2.5 acres on Motilal Nehru Marg, in the heart of Lutyens` Delhi, is now shifting to a 2,000-sq ft, three-bedroom flat in Silver Arch apartment on Ferozshah Road in central Delhi.
According to DNA, Dikshit has inked an 11-month contract to rent the fifth floor apartment in Silver Arch.

Though Dikshit owns an apartment in south Delhi`s Nizamuddin East area, she has decided not to shift there as the building doesn`t have an elevator. It will be difficult for Dikshit, who is a heart patient, to climb stairs. “So she has decided to move into a rented house so her mobility is not restricted," DNA has quoted Dikshit`s close aide as saying on condition of anonymity.
As per the report, in her new three-room home in Silver Arch apartments, Dikshit will use one bedroom, convert another into an office and use the third as a library-cum-guest room. Along with her collection of over 500 books, the former Delhi CM will also take along 30 paintings, some artefacts and furniture. Since the new apartment is already fitted with air-conditioners, Dikshit has reportedly bought a refrigerator, a microwave oven and a few other home appliances.

First Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:18
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