The son of late Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat’s daughter who is illegally occupying the official bungalow allotted to Shekhawat has been served notice by the general administration department of the Rajasthan government.
Vikramaditya Singh, the occupant of the property was adopted by Sekhawat’s wife Suraj Kanwar after his death.
The bungalow number 14 in Civil Lines, which was allotted to Shekhawat first as the former Chief Minister and then as the Vice President, was occupied by Narpat Singh Razvi, the former health minister and son-in-law of late Bhairon Singh. He is in BJP now and live in the bungalow along with his two sons, wife and a daughter.
Notice first issued to Shekhawat’s wife
The state government served notices to Shekhawat’s wife first to vacate the bungalow, but she did not. After her death, the state government served the adopted son the notice on October 7, 2019. The notice by the estate officer of the public works department said that if the bungalow was not vacated, the state government will charge Rs 10,000 per day as the standard rent. Unmindful of the notice and the hefty rent of Rs 54.30 lakh, the grandson did not vacate the bungalow.
Now the state government has asked the adopted son to deposit Rs 54.30 lakh failing which the state government’s estate department will get the bungalow vacated by using force.
According to the resolution passed in the state Assembly, the former Chief Ministers were given the privilege to an official accommodation along with a car, security and ministerial staff. This facility the former Chief Ministers would enjoy till their lifetime.
Rajasthan and Gujarat former Governor Anshuman Singh, who also served as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan and who passed away on Monday in Allahabad was also allocated a government bungalow. This allotment was done by the Vasundhara Raje government in 2014.
But the late governor had to vacate the bungalow following a high court order that quashed the order of the BJP government allotting the bungalow to Anshuman Singh. Singh, who hailed from Allahabad, had to vacate the bungalow and then he shifted to his native Allahabad.
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