In a significant turn of events, the Delhi High Court issued an order to halt the eviction of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha from a government bungalow. The court set aside a trial court order that had previously stopped the Rajya Sabha Secretariat from evicting Chadha from a Type VII bungalow allotted to him.
Reacting to the court’s decision, Raghav Chadha expressed his relief and gratitude, emphasizing that justice had prevailed, and injustice had been defeated. Chadha’s eviction from the government bungalow was seen as a contentious move that had sparked a political storm in recent weeks.
Chadha, known for his vocal and assertive stance in Parliament, also criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing the party of deliberately targeting opposition members, especially those from the INDIA bloc. He asserted that the attempt to evict him from the government bungalow came immediately after his first speech in the Rajya Sabha. Subsequently, after his second speech, he faced suspension from Parliament.
“The cancellation of this allotment was a clear case of political vendetta, aimed at silencing a young and vocal parliamentarian. The decision to revoke my official accommodation was arbitrary, unreasonable, and unjust, representing a new low in political vendetta,” Chadha stated in a message posted on social media, formerly Twitter.
The 34-year-old MP also shared a video on social media platform X, where he welcomed the Delhi High Court’s decision and underscored the significance of the battle he had been waging. “This fight is not just about saving a house or a shop; this fight is to save the Constitution,” Chadha passionately declared.
The court’s decision is likely to ease tensions and put an end to the controversial eviction process, while also raising questions about the use of power in targeting opposition politicians. Chadha’s vocal defense of his rights and principles has made him a prominent figure in Indian politics, and this victory in the Delhi High Court is likely to further cement his place in the political arena.