Eviction orders to Ambika Soni, Selja suspended

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday suspended the eviction orders issued to Congress MPs and former ministers Ambika Soni and Kumari Selja to vacate their government bungalows by June 10.

Justice Mukta Gupta also issued notice to the central government and the Rajya Sabha secretariat and asked for their reply by July 2 on the ministers’ plea challenging the eviction orders.

Soni is staying at 22, Akbar Road and Selja in 7, Motilal Nehru Marg – Type VIII government bungalows.

Their counsel, senior advocate K.T.S. Tulsi said: “The eviction orders were guided by mala fide intentions of the ruling establishment against the members of the opposition in parliament.”

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain appearing for the central government told the court there was an acute “shortage of accommodation” in general pool and MPs were not entitled to Type-VIII houses.

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