After refusing security, Kejriwal says no to bungalow

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 24, 2013 10:37 hrs

New Delhi: After refusing security cover, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who will be the new Chief Minister of Delhi has now refused a bungalow. The bungalow was proposed by Delhi Chief Secretary DM Sapolia. Kejriwal is likely to take oath on December 26 at Ramlila Maidan.

On Monday, the Chief Minister designate told the police that he will not accept security cover.  "I don't need any security. I don't need any escort...God is my biggest security," Kejriwal said in a letter to the Delhi Police.

Special Commissioner of Police (Security) Taz Hassan told IANS: "We had sent a letter to Arvind Kejriwal to accept the proposal of security cover, but he in turn refused."

The move has been seen as a first of many steps that will be taken in ending Delhi's VIP culture, which was one of the top agenda in the party's poll manifesto.

Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared the decks for the appointment of Arvind Kejriwal as the 7th Chief Minister of Delhi.

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