Manish Sisodia's bungalow allotted to new Delhi minister Atishi
Their resignations were accepted by the President on March 7.Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj were later inducted into the Cabinet.Sisodia was arrested by CBI on February 26 in connection with alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy for 2021-22.
Weeks after his arrest by CBI in the Delhi excise policy case, former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia's bungalow has been allotted to Atishi, who was inducted into the Cabinet earlier this month.
Sisodia has been asked to vacate the bungalow on or before March 21, according to a letter by the Public Works Department on March 14.
The BJP questioned the urgency to get Sisodia's bungalow vacated.
''Why is Kejriwal in such a tearing hurry to get rid of Sisodia? What happened to his promise to take care of Sisodia's family after his arrest,'' Delhi BJP media cell head Harish Khurana said.
The letter also asked Atishi to give her acceptance within eight days of the issuance of the letter.
Sisodia had been staying at the AB-17 bungalow on Mathura Road, which was earlier with former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The bungalow was allotted to Sisodia in 2015 when the AAP came to power in Delhi.
''It is a routine exercise. Since Sisodia had resigned, his bungalow will be allotted to Atishi,'' an official said.
The letter said only a 15-day retention period is permissible under the rules.
Sources said the nameplate bearing Sisodia's name and cabinet rank had also been removed from the bungalow.
Following the resignations of Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, both currently in Tihar jail in alleged corruption and money laundering cases, respectively, two Cabinet berths had fallen vacant. Their resignations were accepted by the President on March 7.
Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj were later inducted into the Cabinet.
Sisodia was arrested by CBI on February 26 in connection with alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy for 2021-22. He is in judicial custody till March 20.
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