Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been asked to vacate his Tughlaq Lane bungalow by April 22, assigned to him as an MP. The notice to Gandhi to vacate the 12, Tughlaq Lane bungalow was served by the Housing Committee of the Lok Sabha and follows the disqualification notice issued last week.
A local court in Gujarat had earlier convicted Gandhi in a criminal defamation case on March 23 and sentenced him to two years in jail. The two-year jail term triggered his automatic disqualification as Lok Sabha member.
The eviction though, could be a technicality since as a recipient of “Z-Plus” security, Gandhi is entitled to accommodation provided by the government, sources pointed out.
A senior official said a disqualified Lok Sabha member has to vacate the official bungalow within one month of losing his membership.
The eviction notice from the Lok Sabha housing panel came two days after his disqualification from parliament following the two-year jail term handed to him by a Gujarat court in a defamation case.