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Updated: September 19, 2009 15:27 IST

BJP MP spends night outside flat after eviction

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Belongings of BJP Rajya Sabha MP Nand Kumar Sai, after being evicted from his allotted govt house at South Avenue in New Delhi. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
The Hindu Belongings of BJP Rajya Sabha MP Nand Kumar Sai, after being evicted from his allotted govt house at South Avenue in New Delhi. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha member Nand Kumar Sai, who was evicted from his South Avenue MP residence here on Friday, spent the 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 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,” Mr. Sai told PTI.

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.

Mr. 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, Mr. Sai said: “You can call this a dharna but this is not sponsored. I am told I may be allotted 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.



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