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Cong MP Adhir Chowdhury wants to move privilege motion for his eviction

Published Feb 4, 2016, 6:47 pm IST
Updated Feb 4, 2016, 6:47 pm IST
He wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan claiming his house was ‘inhabitable’.
Senior Congress MP from West Bengal Adhir Chowdhury (Photo: PTI)
 Senior Congress MP from West Bengal Adhir Chowdhury (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Angry over his eviction from an official bungalow, senior Congress MP from West Bengal Adhir Chowdhury has sought permission of the Lok Sabha Speaker to move a privilege motion against the authorities concerned.

"You would be moved to know that a former Union Minister and fourth-term MP living in total darkness on a winter night along with his seven-year-old daughter", Chowdhury said in a letter to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan seeking permission to move the motion in the budget session.


Chowdhury alleged that the authorities snapped the electrical connection to his bungalow without informing him even when he was there. He claimed that the new accommodation given to him was "not in habitable condition".

The West Bengal PCC Chief told reporters here that he has been given such a treatment because he has raised voice against BJP inside and outside Parliament.

"I have been subjected to harassment and humiliation" and attempts were made to "defame me publicly" during the eviction," he told the Speaker insisting that he was the "victim".


Enclosing copies of his correspondence with the authorities, he said that "you will surely find that the onus of not shifting to another accommodation does not lie on me and I am not at fault."

Attacking Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Urban Development Minister, he wondered how Naidu had stayed in a huge official bungalaw for ten years when JP was in opposition and he was not entitled to it.

Chowdhury had yesterday sought two or three days' time to shift to the new, smaller accommodation allotted to him on Humayun Road here after the Delhi High Court refused to stay his eviction from his ministerial bungalow at New Moti Bagh here.


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