Congress MP, evicted out of bungalow, accuses Modi govt of vendetta

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Congress MP from Murshidabad, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, on Tuesday was unceremoniously thrown out of his bungalow that he’s been occupying since he was made a junior minister in the Manmohan Singh government in 2012.

Last year, the Narendra Modi government asked him  the four time Congress MP to vacate the bungalow, meant for a minister, and instead moved in a house allotted to him.

However, Chowdhury, said that the alternative house provided to him was not liveable, a reason why he didn’t vacate the bungalow in New Delhi’s Chanakyapuri area.

On Tuesday, an officer from the Directorate of Estates — under the Urban Development Ministry — arrived with 10 policemen and politely tried to convince Chowdhury to vacate the government bungalow.

Chowdhury said, “What is this joke? They allotted me a bungalow when someone was already staying there. I have never said that this is my paternal property but they should allot me a house that is liveable.”

Chowdhury accused the central government of carrying out political vendetta because he had raised too many difficult questions in the Lok Sabha against the Modi government.

He said, “This government has been displaying dictatorial attitude ever since I protested against them in the Lok Sabha. This is vendetta politics.”

(Photo: Courtesy NDTV)

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