Despite being MPs, many of the UPA Ministers have lost their cabinet posts as a result of the change in government. Now all the ex union ministers are being ordered to vacate their official bungalows in New Delhi and are hence looking for smaller houses in the capital. The ministry of urban development, headed by Venkaiah Naidu had reportedly issued letters to them asking them to vacate the official accommodation which was given to them so as to avoid action.
Sources say that Chiranjeevi also received a similar notice as the bungalow he now lives was allotted to BJP’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Miffed with this, when Chiru approached Venkaiah, he was reportedly assured of being sanctioned a decent bungalow from the Rajya Sabha pool. Well the grapevine is that Venkaiah’s soft stand towards Chiranjeevi is BJP’s strategy of pulling him into the Saffron party. If this strategy works and Chiru really moves into BJP then it would be a shot in the arm for them and a big blow to Congress.