Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who was disqualified as a member of Parliament last week, has agreed to vacate his official bungalow at 12 Tughlak Lane, after receiving a notice for it.
Rahulk Gandhi was convicted of criminal defamation in a Surat court in Gujarat last week. On March 27, the Congress leader was disqualified from the MP house and served a notice by the House committee to vacate his official bungalow at Tughlak Lane within 30 days.
“Consequent upon your disqualification/cessation from the membership of the 17th Lok Sabha with effect from March 23…. I am directed to state that you are allowed to retain bungalow number 12 Tughlak Lane along with its units, in which you have continued to stay as your regular accommodation for a maximum period of one month,” said the letter signed by deputy secretary Mohit Rajan.
In a letter to the Lok Sabha Secretariat, Rahul Gandhi agreed to vacate the bungalow. He wrote, “As an elected member of the Lok Sabha for the last 4 terms, it is the mandate of the people to which I owe the happy memories of my time spent here.” He added, “Without prejudice to my rights, I will, of course, abide by the details contained in your letter.”