Rahul Gandhi gets notice to vacate govt-allotted bungalow after disqualification
Rahul Gandhi disqualification: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been ordered to vacate his official bungalow in Lutyens' Delhi by April 22 after being disqualified as an MP. The Lok Sabha Housing Committee served Rahul Gandhi with a notice to vacate the government-allotted bungalow on Monday.
After being elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004, Rahul Gandhi was given the 12, Tughlaq Lane bungalow.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat disqualified him as an MP after a Surat court sentenced him to two years in prison in a criminal defamation case in 2019.
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The court granted immediate bail and gave the former Congress president 30 days to appeal to a higher court. But, unless a higher court overturns his conviction and sentence, Rahul Gandhi would be unable to run for office for the next eight years.
According to the rules, he must vacate his official bungalow within a month of receiving the disqualification order.
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