Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Bilas) leader Chirag Paswan on Thursday expressed frustration over the way his family was evicted from their Janpath bungalow by the government, noting that he was not given any alternative government accommodation to which he was entitled. Member of Parliament for the second term. He visited the residence, where the eviction practice was started by the Ministry of Urban Development on Wednesday, and paid homage to the bust of his late father Ram Bilas Paswan.
Speaking to reporters later, Chirag Paswan stressed that he respects the rules and legal process and never claimed that his family should be allowed to stay at home permanently. “We had to evacuate sooner or later. Of course, I have some objections to the way it has been done,” he said. The minister’s bungalow was allotted in 1990 to his father, a staunch Dalit leader who had been a minister most of the time until his death in 2020.
Cherag Paswan said his family was still there after the extension. “My family fully respects the legal process. No one can force a place if he does not own it. Of course, I am disappointed with the way it has been (evicted). I am a second term MP, and I should have been given an alternative accommodation. Jamui MP said.
He said he now has no government accommodation and has moved to his grandmother’s house in the national capital. Striking an emotional note, he said that his father’s memory was attached to the bungalow and added that about 100 people associated with the LJP founder were living there. “I will do my best to help them,” he said, referring to his frustration with the “sudden” eviction process.
The government on Wednesday began the process of evicting the family of the late Ram Bilas Paswan from 12 Janpath bungalows allotted in 1990, with several trucks of furniture and other household items seen leaving the residence. The Department of Estate, which comes under the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, sent a team of officials to execute an eviction order issued against the late minister’s son, Chirag Paswan, officials said.
The 12 Janpath bungalow has been earmarked for Union ministers and residents of government residences have been asked to vacate it.
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