Former chief minister N D Tiwari today sought an extension of the deadline set by Uttarakhand High Court to vacate the official bungalow allotted to him, saying he cannot shift out due to infirmities of old age and prevailing cold.
The nonagenarian leader filed an application through his counsel Aditya Kumar Arya in the high court seeking extension of the court’s deadline for vacating the premises which expires today.
Due to infirmities induced by old age and the winter season, he was unable to shift elsewhere, the veteran leader said in his application.
Tiwari had given a written undertaking to the court in December last year, saying he will vacate the premises allotted to him on FRI campus, Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun by February 15.
However, terming it as “evasive tactics”, petitioner Avdhash Kaushal said he will approach the court when it reopens on Thursday demanding rejection of Tiwari’s application for extension.
Petitioner’s lawyer Kartikey Hari Gupta said the former chief minister is violating his own written undertaking and that too on expiry of the deadline set by the court for vacating the bungalow.
Tiwari is the lone former CM who is yet to vacate the premises allotted to him.
Rest of the former CMs made respondents in the case have already vacated their bungalows.
( Source – PTI )