Delhi: RJD chief and former union minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has finally vacated the official bungalow at 25, Tughlak Road that had been allotted to him more than twelve years ago, as per media reports.
The type-VIII bungalow was given to the RJD chief in July, 2002.
He was a Rajya Sabha member then.
The bungalow had been reportedly transferred to the Rajya Sabha pool and then was later regularised in May, 2004 after he became the Union minister in the UPA government.
The allotment of the bungalow was cancelled in November 2013 when he was disqualified earlier in September that year after being convicted in fodder scam.
He had been allowed to retain the bungalow in February 2013 after Cabinet Committee on Accommodation allowed him an extension for one year from the date of cancellation till October, 2014.
Lalu had written to the UPA government to allow him live in the house on health grounds.
He had also said that his grandchild was attending school in Delhi.
After the change of regime, the BJP-led NDA government asked the RJD chief to vacate the bungalow because he had been overstaying.
Then the matter was referred to the litigation department.
Finally, an eviction order was passed in November 2014, asking him to vacate the house, which he reportedly did on January 13.
The Tughlak Road bungalow has now been allotted to Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, M Thambu Durai.