NCP will have to va­cate its Delhi of­fice, says Court

DNA (Delhi) - - DEL I -

The Sharad Pawar-led Na­tion­al­ist Con­gress Party (NCP) has been asked to va­cate its Delhi of­fice by a city court in the city.

The of­fice of NCP is cur­rently lo­cated in the posh Lu­tyens zone at 10, Dr Bisham­bar Das Marg in the heart of the na­tional cap­i­tal.

District Judge Poonam A Bamba re­jected the ap­peal of the NCP against the or­der of the Es­tate Of­fi­cer, who had asked it to va­cate the premises which is to be de­mol­ished for re­de­vel­op­ment of the area.

“In view of the above, the ap­pel­lant’s con­tention of be­ing sin­gled out and ac­tion of can­cel­la­tion of al­lot­ment of the said bun­ga­low be­ing mo­ti­vated, is also with­out any ba­sis,” it said, not­ing that the oc­cu­pants of other bun­ga­lows in the area have also been asked to va­cate.

It also noted that the al­lot­ment of the premises stood can­celled with ef­fect from April 1 this year and that the NCP has al­ready taken over pos­ses­sion of an al­ter­nate bun­ga­low.

In its Au­gust 1 or­der, the Es­tate Of­fi­cer had asked the NCP and ev­ery­one liv­ing at 10, Dr Bisham­bar Das Marg to va­cate the premises.

In March this year, a no­tice was sent to the po­lit­i­cal party men­tion­ing that due to re­de­vel­op­ment project of Dr. B D Marg, it was de­cided to al­lot bun­ga­low no 1, Can­ning Lane, to the party as an al­ter­nate build­ing.

The NCP re­fused to ac­cept the al­ter­nate bun­ga­low, claim­ing that it was too small and does not ful­fill its re­quire­ment.

Delhi High Court

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