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Arvind Kejriwal gives up duplex flats, opts for smaller house

Sunday, 5 January 2014 - 7:05am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA

Coming under attack for opting for two big apartments of five bedrooms each in a posh New Delhi area for his residence-cum-office, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has turned down the offer and asked for a smaller house.

Though a steep climbdown from the huge, sprawling bungalow of former chief minister Sheila Dikshit on 3, Motilal Nehru Marg in Lutyen’s Delhi that houses the country’s political aristocracy, the apartments, having a built-up area of 6,000 sq ft were not in sync with common man’s image of Kejriwal, according to many AAP supporters..

The Congress and the BJP criticised Kejriwal.

On Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah supported Kejriwal on Saturday.
Abdullah tweeted: “I don’t think anyone voted against Sheila Dikshit because of her residence, so best to focus on what really matters rather than the fluff.”

“No one will grudge Kejriwal a five-bedroom home. What they will grudge is poor delivery of election promises, so just let him move in and govern,” he said.

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