It was in 1970 that I was elected to Parliament for the first time. I have been in Parliament since then except for 2 years (1996-98). I did not contest the 1996 elections because of my declaration that until the false hawala allegation against me is struck down by an appropriate court of law, I will not go back to Parliament.
In 1970, as an M.P., I was allotted a flat in Pandara Park. I lived in that flat until in 2002 when as Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister I was persuaded by my security staff to shift to 30, Prithviraj Road where I have been living for 10 years now.