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BJP MP spends night outside flat after eviction

Last Updated: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 15:25

New Delhi: BJP Rajya Sabha member Nand Kumar
Sai, who was evicted from his South Avenue MP residence here
on Friday, spent last night on the street outside the flat in
protest and said he was mulling legal action against the
authorities for the "wrongful" action.

"I reached Delhi yesterday night around 9.00 pm. Since my
belongings were thrown out from my flat in South Avenue, I
spent the night on the street. I am in touch with senior party
leaders and planning legal action against the authorities,"
Sai said.

He alleged that some of his household belongings were
missing since his "wrongful eviction" from Flat no 176, South
Avenue. He was in Raipur when the incident took place.

Sai was alloted the flat when he became a Lok Sabha member
in 2004 from Sarguja in Chhattisgarh. He became a Rajya Sabha
member on August 3, 2009 and claims that the same flat was
re-alloted to him by the Upper House secretariat.

He was evicted by the authorities on the ground that he
was no longer a Lok Sabha MP and was thus not entitled to it.

Asked if he planned to continue the protest, Sai said,
"You can call this a dharna but this is not sponsored. I am
told I may be alloted the same flat, or a flat in Swarna
Jayanti or Western Court (official flats for MPs)."

Sai said the authorities appeared confused but was hopeful
some action would be taken soon.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 15:25
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