Four months after he resigned as Delhi’s chief minister, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has decided to move out of his government-allotted Tilak Lane residence by the end of this month.
According to AAP sources, Kejriwal was looking for a house in East Delhi areas such as IP Extension. “He has time till July 31 to move out. He is looking at several houses though a place has not been finalised yet,” a source said.
After becoming the CM, Kejriwal and family had shifted from the Kaushambi residence allotted to his wife , a senior IRS official, to a three-bedroom house on Tilak Lane.
After Kejriwal resigned in February, the Public Works Department had asked him to pay a rent of Rs 85,000 a month for the flat. Kejriwal was allowed to stay at the flat till July 31 after he sought an extension saying he did not want to shift during his daughter’s Class XII exams.
Party sources also said they were hoping that the flat could be allotted to Kejriwal’s wife, Sunita, once she gets a promotion”. “Once she is promoted, she will be entitled to the same category of government accommodation as the Tilak Lane flat,” the source said.