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Arvind Kejriwal decides not to move into five-bedroom house, requests smaller flat

By Himanshu Kapoor | Last Updated: Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 15:42

Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor

New Delhi: After criticism from the opposition parties over the allotment of two five-bedroom duplex flats to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the AAP leader has decided that he will not be moving in the flats at Bhagwan Das Road in Delhi.

Kejriwal said that there is a lot of controversy surrounding the new flats that have been allotted to him and has asked for a smaller flat in Delhi after refusing a bungalow. “I appeal to the government to try and find a smaller accomodation for me,” he said.

Clarifying his decision to not move to the new flats, Kejriwal tweeted that his supporters were hurt by the houses identified for him by the Delhi government.

But he also pointed out that there is a requirement of two adjacent house, one of which will be converted into an office, in order to be effective in his work. Sources has yesterday said that the two lavish duplex flats spanning 9000 sq ft of ground coverage were meant to be used as the residence for the chief minister and another as an office.

The newly elected CM has asked for smaller house and till then will be holding meeting with his party members and the aam aadmi at his residence in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad.

First Published: Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 10:37

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