The Lok Sabha Secretariat has disqualified Rahul Gandhi from being an MP, a move which has been condemned by the Congress party who are protesting across the country. Rahul Gandhi had been served a notice to vacate his government house in Delhi following his disqualification due to a defamation case filed against him during the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign. Rahul Gandhi had been sentenced to two years in jail but was immediately granted bail. Despite this, the Lok Sabha Secretariat disqualified him from the post of MP. Members of opposition parties including Congress and DMK protested in both houses by wearing black shirts. Rahul Gandhi has been given a month’s time to return the government bungalow allotted to him in 2004, which is situated on Tughlaq Lane in the New Delhi area. However, because he has CRPF protection, it is possible that he may ask for more time to vacate the premises.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat announced that he has been disqualified from being an MP. Condemning this, the Congress party is protesting on one side across the country.
MP A notice has been sent to Rahul Gandhi asking him to vacate Government House in Delhi following his disqualification.
During the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign, a defamation case was filed in the Surat court, alleging that senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi defamed the Modi community. Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was sentenced to two years in jail in this case. Lok Sabha Secretariat has announced that Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from the post of MP after the 2-year prison sentence imposed on him even though he was immediately granted bail. Condemning this, the Congress party is protesting on one side across the country.
Also, condemning the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as a member of the Lok Sabha, parliamentarians from opposition parties including the Congress and the DMK protested in both houses by wearing black shirts. In this case, a notice has been sent to Rahul Gandhi asking him to vacate the government house in Delhi while he was given a government house as a member of the Lok Sabha.
Rahul Gandhi currently resides in bungalow number two on the street known as “Tughlaq Lane” in the New Delhi area. This government bungalow was allotted to him in the year 2004 when he was elected as a member of the Lok Sabha. The Housing Committee for Members of Lok Sabha has said that he should return this government bungalow and has given him a month’s time.
While there is a general rule that parliamentarians must vacate their government-provided residence within a month of their tenure, Rahul Gandhi has some problems leaving the state house as he has been given CRPF protection. So Rahul Gandhi is likely to ask for more time to vacate the government bungalow.