`Illegal` constructions at top leaders’ bungalows
New Delhi: Senior BJP leaders L K Advani,
Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari and MPs Ram
Vilas Paswan, Lalu Prasad, Amar Singh as also former minister
Arjun Singh are among those who have allegedly carried out
unauthorised construction in the bungalows allotted to them in
the Lutyen`s zone.
The details of 182 present and former members of
Parliament who have carried out such construction has been
made public by Central Public Works Department in an RTI
The reply also lists the names of BJP MPs Ram Jethmalani
and Kalraj Mishra, RLD President Ajit Singh, JD(U)Chief Sharad
Yadav, Congress leader Ahmed Patel, Rajiv Shukla, Mohd
Azharuddin and U P Chief Minister Mayawati.
The others figuring the list are Karan Singh, M
Venkaiah Naidu, Kirti Azad, Jaya Prada, Suresh Kalmadi besides
Ravishankar Prasad, Yashwant Sinha, Raj Babbar and Suresh
The state and national headquarters of BJP and BSP have
also been listed as properties where unauthorised construction
has been carried out, the reply states.
The nature of construction by leaders ranges from
additional rooms, halls, badminton courts, toilets, offices,
veranda, platforms, fibre sheet sheds and steel structures,
among others, it said.
The CPWD said notices were issued to parliamentarians
mentioned in the list and they were asked to remove the
construction but it does not mention whether such notices
were complied with by them.
On the removal of such unauthorised constructions, the
CPWD said,"No FIRs were filed...It has been decided that the
unauthorised construction shall be removed at the time of
change of occupancy.
"At the time of vacation if any deficiency is found in
the items issued to occupant, amount is recovered or the
deficiency report is sent to concerned branch in Lok Sabha
secretariat, Rajya Sabha secretariat/Director of Estate," he
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