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At CM house, only a short stay

Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: February 15, 2014 3:18 am

It was a little over a month after being sworn in as Delhi’s chief minister that Arvind Kejriwal and family had finally shifted to a Type-VI government quarter at Tilak Lane. But, barely two weeks later, it’s time to leave, already.

Even as Kejriwal submitted his resignation on Friday evening, all eyes are on the advocate of ‘no VIP culture’ to see how soon he vacates the government accommodation he moved into on February 1.

Officials of the Urban Development (UD) Ministry, which had alloted Kejriwal the ground-floor, three-bedroom flat in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi, said the outgoing CM had another month to vacate the house.

However, Kejriwal’s family, all of whom were fully aware that he was going to tender his resignation, accompanied him to the Delhi Secretariat on Friday.

While Kejriwal’s father, mother, wife and son sat in the L-G’s gallery to witness his last session, his personal staff to made it to the Assembly for the government’s possible last debate.

Former Congress MLA Mukesh Sharma, who sat next to Kejriwal’s father, said, “His father and I both belong to Haryana. He told me he belonged to Hisar. Soon Kejriwal’s wife joined in the conversation. She asked me my name and exchanged pleasantries. When BJP MLAs starting protesting against AAP and Kejriwal, she said, “People won’t forgive them. This is unfair, they are not letting a new party govern.”

The family left around 4 pm after the House broke out in anti-AAP comments.

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