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Rahul Gandhi asked to vacate govt bungalow in Delhi days after being disqualified as MP

The development was imminent as Rahul Gandhi lost his membership of the Parliament after being convicted in the 'Modi' surname defamation case on Friday.

India TV News Desk Edited By: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 28, 2023 6:26 IST
Rahul Gandhi gets notice from the authority.
Image Source : PTI Rahul Gandhi gets notice from the authority.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi was asked to vacate a government bungalow in Delhi on Monday. Gandhi was disqualified from the Lok Sabha on Friday after being convicted and sentenced to a two-year jail term in a defamation case by a Surat court.

According to an official notofication, the former Wayanad MP need to vacate his 5-bedroom Type 8 bungalow situated at 12 Tughlak Lane in Lutyen's Delhi by April 22.

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Rahul Gandhi will require NDMC's NOC before vacating bungalow 

Disqualified Lok Sabha member Rahul Gandhi will require a no-objection certificate from the New Delhi Municipal Council before vacating his official bungalow, an official said on Monday. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), which looks after water and electricity supplies in these Central Public Works Department bungalows, has been marked a copy of the Lok Sabha Housing Committee's letter asking Gandhi to vacate his accommodation. "Our role is not related to property but civic amenities. We look into water and electricity supplies in the areaà Before vacating the bungalow, Rahul Gandhi will need to take an NOC (no-objection certificate) from the NDMC," the civic official said.

Sources said Gandhi can write to the Housing Committee seeking an extension, and the panel can take a decision depending on the validity of the reasons cited by him.

The development comes hours after Gandhi hit out at the Centre over the Adani issue alleging that the BJP-led government is allowing peoples' retirement savings to be invested in companies owned by the Adani group. Rahul Gandhi asked the Prime Minister why he fear so much for an investigation on Adani.

Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi said, "LIC's capital, to Adani! SBI's capital, to Adani! EPFO's capital too, to Adani! Why is public's retirement money being invested in Adani's companies even after 'Modani' exposed?"

The Prime Minister is not giving answers and neither calling for any investigation. Why does he fear so much?

A major political controversy erupted after Adani Group stocks took a beating on the bourses after US-based short seller Hindenburg Research made a litany of allegations, including fraudulent transactions and share-price manipulation, last month.

The Gautam Adani-led group has dismissed the charges as lies, saying it complies with all laws and disclosure requirements. Gandhi has been attacking the prime minister on the Adani issue and has been demanding an investigation into the matter.

He has alleged that his disqualification from the Lok Sabha was due to him raising questions on the Adani issue, but asserted that he will continue to do so even if he is disqualified from Parliament for life.

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