Senior Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday vacated her official bungalow at Delhi’s posh Lodhi Property space earlier than the deadline specified within the July 1 eviction order. The central authorities, within the discover, had requested her to vacate the sprawling premises by August 1 or face financial penalty.
Ms Gandhi, the daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and a basic secretary within the occasion, will keep in a Gurgaon penthouse for just a few days earlier than shifting into her new home in central Delhi, information company PTI quoted sources as saying.
Her new home within the nationwide capital is being renovated, the company reported.
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Housing and City Affairs had requested her to maneuver out of bungalow 35 on Lodhi Property allotted to her in 1997 as she now not had Particular Safety Group safety. She was not entitled to a bungalow, mentioned officers, until the house ministry made an exception on grounds of safety.
“Consequent upon withdrawal of SPG safety and grant of Z+ safety cowl by Ministry of Residence Affairs, which doesn’t have provision for allotment/retention of presidency lodging on safety floor to you, the allotment of Kind 6B home quantity 35, Lodhi Property, New Delhi is hereby cancelled with impact from 01/07/2020,” the discover had mentioned.
The Congress had referred to as the transfer reprisal in opposition to Ms Gandhi for talking in opposition to the BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh and on the Centre.
A few weeks in the past, Ms Gandhi and BJP’s Hardeep Singh Puri had exchanged tweets after it was alleged that an influential Congress chief had referred to as the Union Minister in search of extra time for her to maneuver out of the bungalow.
Hardeep Puri, after Ms Gandhi flagged a information article that made the allegation, had mentioned: “Details converse for themselves! A robust Congress chief with a lot clout within the occasion referred to as me on four July 2020 at 12:05 pm to request that 35, Lodhi Property be allotted to a different INC MP in order that Priyanka Vadra can keep on. Let’s not sensationalise the whole lot please.”
Ms Gandhi, in a retort, denied any name being made on her behalf and mentioned she would vacate the bungalow earlier than the deadline.
“If somebody referred to as you Mr Puri, I thank them for his or her concern, and thanks on your consideration as effectively however it nonetheless doesn’t change the details: I’ve made no such request, and I’m making no such request. As I mentioned, I will probably be vacating the home by the first of August.. as required within the eviction letter,” she had tweeted.
The Centre has allotted the bungalow to BJP MP Anil Baluni. Ms Gandhi not too long ago prolonged tea invitation to him. The chief, as a substitute, invited her alongside together with her household to dinner, promising to serve all the normal dishes of Uttarakhand.