Rahul Gandhi asked to vacate 12, Tughlaq Lane bungalow after disqualification
After being disqualified from the Lok Sabha, now the Lok Sabha Housing Committee has given notice to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to vacate the government-allotted bungalow, Times Now sources said on Monday. In 2004 when Rahul won his first Lok Sabha election from Amethi, UP, he was allotted a 5-bedroom bungalow situated at 12 Tughlak Lane in Lutyens' Delhi.
This is not the first time a Congress leader has been asked to vacate government-allotted bungalow. In July 2020, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had to vacate her official bunglow at Lodhi Estateafter her security cover was downgraded.
Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha Housing Committee's notice to Rahul Gandhi comes hours after the former Congress president lambasted the Centre over the Adani issue. "LIC's capital, to Adani! SBI's capital, to Adani! EPFO's capital too, to Adani! Why is the public's retirement money being invested in Adani's companies even after 'Modani' exposed?"tweeted Rahul.
"Prime Minister ji, no investigation, no answer! Why so much of fear," he asked in a tweet in Hindi.
Earlier this year in February, Rahul Gandhi referred to his official address during his Bharat Jodo Yatra. The Congress leader had said he has never owned a house. "There was a strange atmosphere in the house. I went to mummy and asked her what happened. Ma told me that we are leaving the house…. Till that time I used to think it was our house. Then my mom told me for the first time that it was not our house, but the government’s and we have to leave it now."
Rahul Gandhi's Disqualification From Lok Sabha
Earlier last week, Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from Lok Sabha following his conviction by Surat court in a 2019 defamation case filed against him over his 'Modi surname' remark. While addressing a rally at Kolar in Karnataka ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi asked,"how come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname?” Following his contentious statement, BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi filed against Gandhi.