Rahul Gandhi has said that he will leave the official residence after receiving notice from the government following his termination as an MP. Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, consented to leave the government housing on Monday after receiving notice from the Lok Sabha secretariat that he was no longer eligible to serve as an MP due to his conviction in the “Modi-surname” case.
“As an elected Member of Lok Sabha over the last 4 terms, it is the mandate of the people to whom I owe the happy memories of my time spent here. Without prejudice to my rights, I will, of course, abide by the details contained in your letter,” In a letter to the Deputy Secretary, MS Branch, Lok Sabha Secretariat, Rahul Gandhi requested permission to evacuate his government house. After being found guilty in a 2019 defamation case by a Surat court for his “Modi-surname” statements made during the 2019 election campaign, the former Wayanad MP was barred from serving in the Lok Sabha on Friday of last week.
The court sentenced Rahul Gandhi to two years in prison in the defamation case brought by BJP MLA Purnesh Modi for his claimed statement. “How come all thieves have Modi as the common surname.” Rahul consented to leave the home he had occupied for the previous 12 years at 12 Tughlaq Lane, though he was still free to ask the Housing Committee for a lengthier stay, which the panel may consider. When Rahul Gandhi initially won his seat in the Lok Parliament from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh in 2004, he relocated to this bungalow in Lutyen’s Delhi. He lost the Amethi seat in 2019, but he won the Wayanad seat in Kerala, allowing him to keep the bungalow, which is under the highest “Type 8” category.