Kejriwal said that he will be requesting the government to look for a smaller house for him.
“My well-wishers, friends and supporters called me up and asked me not to shift to that place. I even received SMS from the people in this regard. So I am not going to shift in those flats. I will request the government to look for a smaller house for me. Till then, I will work from my house in Ghaziabad,” he told reporters ahead of a crucial party meeting here.
Kejriwal has been allotted two five-bedroom duplex flats on Bhagwan Das Road one of which is to be used as his office.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs came down heavily on the Chief Minister in the Delhi Assembly on the issue saying his decision to accept two flats was in ‘total contradiction’ of AAP's claim that it will practice austerity.
Delhi Chief Secretary DM Sapolia had earlier proposed a bungalow for Kejriwal as the Chief Minister. Kejriwal had refused his proposal.
Kejriwal and his six ministers had decided not to stay in any government bungalows but instead live in modest flats. Kejriwal has been living in a society flat in Kaushambi and had refused to shift to a ‘Type-Seven bungalow’ which he is entitled to after taking oath as the Chief Minister on December 28.