Ending VIP culture: After 'Z' cover, Kejriwal refuses govt bungalow, security by UP Police

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Kejriwal had been saying that he or his party MLAs would not take security cover, bunglow or cars fitted with red beacon after coming to power. (Reuters) Kejriwal had been saying that he or his party MLAs would not take security cover, bunglow or cars fitted with red beacon after coming to power. (Reuters)
SummaryKejriwal has already vowed to end the VIP culture like having cars fitted with red beacons.

After refusing to take the 'Z' security cover from Delhi Police, Arvind Kejriwal, who is set to become Delhi Chief Minister, has refused to shift to a government bungalow in line with his resolve to end the VIP culture.

The AAP convener also refused to accept the security cover offered by Uttar Pradesh Police.

Sources said Kejriwal has already rejected a request to move to a government bungalow after he becomes Chief Minister.

He is likely to shift to a flat somewhere near Delhi Secretariat at I P Estate in Central Delhi.

Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent of Police of Ghaziabad, Dharmendra Yadav, on Tuesday met Kejriwal at his residence and said that the AAP leader refused to take any security cover.

Kejriwal has already vowed to end the VIP culture like having cars fitted with red beacons. Kejriwal had been saying that he or his party MLAs would not take security cover, bunglow or cars fitted with red beacon after coming to power. On Monday, the AAP leader had refused to take security cover offered by Delhi Police, saying "God" provides him security.

The ministers in Kejriwal's cabinet may also not accept government bungalows entitled to them and and are likely to prefer to stay in government flats following their leader's footstep.

The Delhi government ministers are entitled to Type six or Type seven bungalows having three-bedrooms. Sheila Dikshit has been staying at a Type 8 bungalow on 3 Motilal Nehru Marg in Lutyens Delhi since 2003.

(With PTI inputs)

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