New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, facing eviction from the government bungalow in Lutyens Delhi after disqualification as Lok Sabha MP, on Tuesday replied to the government notice seeking his vacation from the house.
Rahul said he will abide by the order and will vacate the premises soon.
Rahul was served a notice by Lok Sabha Secretariat on Monday to vacate his 12, Tughlaq Lane bungalow post his disqualification from the House. The Secretariat order asked Rahul to vacate the premises by April 24, as the allotment will stand cancelled after this date.
Replying to the Deputy Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat, Rahul, “As an elected Member of Lok Sabha over last four terms, it is the mandate of the people to which I owe the happy memories of my time spent here.”
“As an elected Member of Lok Sabha over last 4 terms, it is the mandate of the people to which I owe the happy memories of my time spent here. Without prejudice to my rights, I will, of course, abide by the details contained in your letter,” Rahul Gandhi writes to Deputy… https://t.co/c3LzehDt9u pic.twitter.com/k5VW47TZB1
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In last few decades, 12, Tughlaq Lane became a pivotal point in Lutyens zone as top Cong leaders would often meet here for parleys & outlining party strategy.
Former Congress President has been living here since 2005. Having won Lok Sabha elections for 4 consecutive terms, the bungalow stayed with him since then.
I will vacate house for him: Kharge tears into Centre
Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge slammed the Centre for rushing with cancellation order of his residence and called it a deliberate plan to humiliate Rahul.
They are trying to weaken, threaten and humiliate him (Rahul Gandhi) but he leaves the bungalow, he could live with his mother or he can also vacate his residence for him.
Further, he said that many a times, elected representatives remain without an official residence for 3-4 months. I also got my bungalow after 6 months.
“This is done to humiliate others. We condemn such attitude,” Kharge said.