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Cabinet 'gifts' prestigious bungalow to Jagjivan Ram Foundation

October 22, 2013 21:26 IST

Union Cabinet committee on accommodation has allotted 6 Krishna Menon Marg -- the prestigious type 8 bungalow -- to the Jagjivan Ram Foundation.

An official order has been issued by the Union Ministry of Urban Development.

Political circles were agog with speculation that this could be a quid pro quo between Speaker of Lok Sabha Meira Kumar and the government -- an arrangement for the smooth passage of the Food Security Bill in the recently concluded Monsoon session of Parliament.

The Cabinet earlier had rejected the request of Kumar.

The apex court had ruled that no government accommodation could be allotted for memorials.

Interestingly, the Jagjivan Ram Memorial was changed to a foundation, which made it eligible for allotment.

 

A Correspondent New Delhi