After Court docket Setback, Rahul Gandhi Vacates Delhi Bungalow He Held Since 2005


Final week, staff had been seen shifting round objects from 12 Tughlaq Lane.

New Delhi:

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi vacated his official residence in central Delhi right now, the final day of the deadline following his disqualification as an MP of the decrease home of the Parliament. Rahul Gandhi, and his sister and Congress Normal Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, have visited the bungalow twice because the morning. Mr Gandhi is more likely to hand over the keys by 3 pm. The Lok Sabha Housing Committee, headed by BJP MP CR Patil, had despatched him a letter asking him to vacate his 12 Tughlaq Lane bungalow, which he has been occupying since 2005, by April 22. Although he’s required to maneuver out based on protocol, Congress leaders have accused the Centre of political vendetta.

A disqualified MP just isn’t entitled to a authorities lodging and will get a one-month interval to vacate his official residence.

The Gujarat courtroom had given him 30 days to file an enchantment, which he did, and misplaced on Friday. This meant Mr Gandhi can’t be reinstated as MP for now.

The Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) referred to as the appellate courtroom’s determination upholding the decrease courtroom’s conviction a “slap within the face of the Gandhi household”, and stated that the courtroom proved that the regulation is equal for all and “there can’t be preferential remedy for any household”.

The previous Wayanad MP will now should enchantment within the Gujarat Excessive Court docket or the Supreme Court docket towards the Surat courtroom’s order to retain his Lok Sabha membership.

Earlier on April 3, the Surat Classes Court docket granted bail to the Congress chief, who had filed an enchantment following his conviction within the case.

Mr Gandhi, 52, was convicted by a courtroom in Gujarat’s Surat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dwelling state, and sentenced to 2 years in jail in a 2019 defamation case for asking at an election rally whether or not folks with the “Modi surname” had been “thieves”.

Final week, staff had been seen shifting round objects as two vans lay parked outdoors 12 Tughlaq Lane.

Mr Gandhi, who agreed to vacate the home, has been swamped with affords for properties by celebration leaders. His workplace has stated he’ll transfer to his mom Sonia Gandhi’s bungalow in central Delhi’s 10 Janpath.

Congress alleged the Centre is being vindictive in going after Mr Gandhi, however the BJP has accused Mr Gandhi of “melodrama”. “You understand the strains of propriety, what is suitable within the political system, the authorized system. He (Rahul Gandhi) has been convicted by a courtroom. Then, there are automated procedures,” Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had stated, alluding to Mr Gandhi’s disqualification.


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