New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today
directed former Congress MP Giridhar Gamang to vacate within a
month the official bungalow here after he lost the general
election from Orissa`s Koraput constituency in May this year.
Justice Gita Mittal dismissed a petition filed by
Gamang, the former Orissa chief minister who was seeking more
time to vacate the 12 Teen Murty Lane Marg bungalow on health
ground, and asked him to leave the premises by December 3.
The 66-year-old leader, who was an MP for nine
consecutive terms, challenged a trial court`s order which
dismissed his plea and sought direction to the Directorate of
Estate under the Ministry of Urban Development to grant him
more time to vacate the premises as he was advised by doctors
here for complete bed rest.
On June 18, the Directorate of Estate cancelled the
allotment of the premises against him and in August the Estate
officer passed an order for eviction.
Challenging the eviction order, Gamang, whose vote was
instrumental in bringing down the Vajpayee government in tenth
Lok Sabha in 1998, filed an appeal before the district judge
who dismissed his petition on October 26 asking him to vacate