Amit Shah to be Allocated Late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Bungalow at Krishna Menon Marg
Vajpayee had moved to the bungalow in 2004 after his government was voted out, staying there with his family for nearly 14 years. They vacated the house last year after his death in August.
File photo of Amit Shah taking charge as Minister of Home Affairs. (PTI)
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to be allotted late prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Krishna Menon Marg residence in the central Delhi, government sources said on Thursday.
Vajpayee had moved to the Krishna Menon Marg bungalow in 2004 after his government was voted out, and stayed there with his family for nearly 14 years. His family vacated the house in last November after his death in August.
"The official bungalow of former prime minister on Krishna Menon Marg has been allotted to Union Home Minister Amit Shah," a government source said.
According to sources, Shah, also the BJP president, recently visited the house and suggested some changes following which renovation work has started.
"The renovation work should be completed in a month or two," another source said.
Shah, who took charge as a Union minister for the first time earlier this week following a landslide victory of the BJP-led NDA, is currently staying at his 11, Akbar Road, residence.
When Vajpayee had moved to the Krishna Menon Marg house, he had got the municipal number of the bungalow changed from 8 to 6-A.
After the Modi government came to power in 2014, it was decided that no government bungalow previously occupied by a leader in Delhi would be converted into any memorial after their death.
The government has already built the 'Sadaiv Atal' memorial for Vajpayee, which is located near the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, a place designated for the last rites of presidents, vice-presidents and prime ministers.
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