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Nitish Kumar to vacate 7 Circular Road residence

ANI  |  Patna (Bihar) [India] 

The government apprised that Kumar will vacate his residence at Circular Road, which was allotted to him as a former of

This came a day after the asked Kumar and his predecessors why former chief ministers cannot live in private accommodations in the city.

As per an order issued by the of the state, Kumar's 7 Circular Road residence is now allocated to the of The order, which is dated January 7, came in public domain a day after the High Court asked for a response from the Bihar

However, the order stated that Kumar will vacate the residence only after the retrofitting and maintenance work at 1 Anne Marg (the official residence of Bihar chief minister) is completed.

"Till then 2 Circular Road will act as camp office of the chief secretary," read the order.

The on Tuesday had directed Kumar and his predecessors to file a response within a span of four weeks on why former chief ministers of the state cannot live in private accommodations in the city, despite being provided high security.

The decision came after a PIL was filed by Kumar and other leaders of the state on the allocation of bungalows to former chief ministers.

On Monday, the High Court rejected Rashtriya (RJD) Tejashwi Yadav's petition challenging the Bihar government's order to vacate his official accommodation.

The bungalow was allocated to Tejashwi in 2015 on his appointment as the in the Kumar-led government in the state. However, he continues to occupy the house even after RJD severed ties with Kumar's (United).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:47 IST
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