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Ex-Union Minister seeks extension of stay in official bungalow

Last Updated: Friday, December 25, 2009 - 19:10

New Delhi: Former Union Minister Sukhdev
Singh Dhindsa has approached the Delhi High Court seeking
extension of his stay in the official bungalow citing health

Dhindsa has been served with a notice by the Estate
officer to vacate the premises at 12 Pandit Pant Marg after he
lost Sangrur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab in May this year.

Challenging the show-cause notice, Dhindsa filed a
petition before a vacation Bench of Justice Mukta Gupta saying
he is 72 year-old and has been suffering from various ailments
due to old age.

He said he is suffering from heart ailment and
undergoing treatment in Indraprastha Apollo hospital. Doctors
advised him to undergo coronary angiography which is to be
done early next year, the former Parliamentarian added.

The former Urban Development Minister also cited that
his nephew`s marriage is fixed for March 14, 2010, and the
invitation cards have already been distributed.

It would be difficult to shift the venue at this
stage, he said and sought quashing of the notice issued by the
Estate Officer.

Justice Mukta Gupta fixed January 6 to decide the
issue and directed the petitioner to file medical documents to
substantiate his claim.


First Published: Friday, December 25, 2009 - 19:10
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