Raghav Chadha government bungalow: Mr Chadha had appealed against the Trial Court’s order that had quashed the interim order preventing the Rajya Sabha Secretariat from evicting him from the allotted government bungalow.
Following the Delhi High Court’s decision today to set aside the Trial Court’s order, Member of Parliament Raghav Chadha won’t be required to vacate his government bungalow.
In a post on Twitter, an Aam Aadmi Party MP stated, “This battle is not about a house or a shop; it is a fight to protect the Constitution.”
Mr Chadha said in his post, “Revoking this allocation was a clear case of political vendetta, aimed at silencing a young, outspoken MP… Opposition voices, representing the concerns of millions of Indians, are being targeted deliberately.”
He mentioned that he had given two speeches in Parliament criticizing the Central government led by the BJP, and his official residence was cancelled after his first speech.
Mr. Chadha stated in a post on Twitter, “After my second speech, as a Member of Parliament, my membership was suspended. No MP can function if they have to worry about the price they will have to pay for their clear and honest speech.”
This is not about a house or shop; it’s a fight to protect the Constitution. In the end: Truth and justice have triumphed.
My statement on the honourable Delhi High Court’s decision to revoke the unjust order to evict me from my official residence.
Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani of the Delhi High Court has revived the Trial Court’s order from April 18, which had directed the Rajya Sabha Secretariat not to dispossess Mr Chadha.
The Trial Court had ruled that even after the allocation was cancelled, Mr Chadha, as a Member of Parliament, had no absolute right to continue occupying his government bungalow throughout his term.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Mr Chadha’s case, in which he had challenged his suspension from the Rajya Sabha. Mr Chadha had been suspended after four MPs accused him of signing fake signatures and proposing his name for a committee without their consent.
The court has instructed the Rajya Sabha Secretariat to resolve the allegations and has also sought assistance from India’s Attorney General, R. Venkataramani. The case will resume on October 30.
Mr Chadha was suspended from the Rajya Sabha in August when four MPs accused him of including his name in a committee without their consent.
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