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Power, water supplies cut in official houses of ex-ministers

The government has disconnected power and water supplies to the official accommodations of former Union ministers and former members of Parliament (MPs), including Ajit Singh, Jitendra Singh and Mohd Azharuddin, who refused to vacate the premises in New Delhi.

“Power and water supplies have been disconnected to a total 30 houses occupied by former ministers and MPs who are yet to vacate their government accommodations despite being given adequate time to do so,” said a senior New Delhi Municipal Council official adding “the action-taken report has been submitted to the Lok Sabha Housing Committee on Friday.”

Last week, an eviction team, along with police, had faced stiff resistance at former civil aviation Minister Ajit Singh’s Tughlaq Road residence when they had gone to take possession of the house.

The Lok Sabha Housing Committee has reviewed the status of allotment of houses to newly-elected MPs.

The official said the exercise to disconnect power and water supplies started since September 5 as the occupants were given time till September 4 to vacate the houses.

Houses occupied by former MPs Neeraj Shekhar, Vijay Inder Singla, Avtar Singh Bhadana, Dhananjay Singh and K S Rao are among 30 where power and water connections were snapped.

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