Arvind Kejriwal refuses 5-bedroom flats, wants smaller home
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Many ordinary supporters were hurt by houses identified for me by delhi govt. As i have always said, i am noone. I am for their service...— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 4, 2014
He told the media that he has asked the government to look for smaller accommodation for him.
"Since yesterday my friends, supporters have been calling me and sending messages saying I should not move into the five-bedroom flat. So, I have decided to forego them. I am asking the government to look for smaller accommodation for me," he said at a party strategy meeting.
.... In accordance with their wishes, i give up these houses and will ask delhi govt to look for smaller house....— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 4, 2014
He said till then, he would function from his Ghaziabad residence.
Kejriwal has been allotted two five-bedroom duplex flats on Bhagwan Das Road one of which is to be used as his office.
....but friends, i wud need to have two adjacent houses, one of them as an office. Else i wud become ineffective.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 4, 2014
Questioning the Aam Admi party credentials, his opponents including the BJP had attacked him for taking up the flats.
BJP MLAs had yesterday come down hard on Kejriwal in the Delhi Assembly on the issue, saying his decision to accept the two flats was in "total contradiction" of AAP's claim that it will practice austerity.