Rahul Gandhi Disqualification: Former INC President Rahul Gandhi has been given notice to leave his Delhi home on Tughlaq Lane, where he has lived in for 12 years. When Rahul Gandhi won the 2004 election for the Lok Sabha from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, he was given 12 Tughlaq Lane in Lutyens’ Delhi. Rahul Gandhi was expelled from the Lok Sabha on Friday after receiving a defamation conviction for his remark on Modi surname.
Rahul Gandhi asked to vacate Bungalow
Rahul Gandhi kept his bungalow, which is the highest “Type 8” category, when he lost in Amethi but won in Wayanad in Kerala in 2019. The house has been his official residence for nearly two decades now. The Wayanad MP received a two-year prison sentence from the court in the defamation case brought by BJP Legislator Purnesh Modi over his claimed comment, “How come all thieves have Modi as the common surname.”
In 2020, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rahul Gandhi’s sister, received a similar request to vacate her mansion in Lutyens’ Delhi. She was denied access, according to the administration, since her SPG protection had been removed.
In order to protest the government and Rahul Gandhi’s exclusion from the Lok Sabha, a number of opposition Lawmakers marched in black from the parliament to Vijay Chowk on Monday. In the Parliament complex, protesters gathered near the Mahatma Gandhi statue and chanted anti-government slogans. Among them were Sonia Gandhi, a Congress MP, and Mallikarjun Kharge, the party’s leader.
Protests continue at Vijay Chowk
With enormous banners bearing the slogans “Satyamev Jayate” and “save democracy,” the MPs made their way to Vijay Chowk, where they staged a sit-in. “How has Adani’s wealth multiplied so much in the last few years. When you are going to foreign countries how many times have you taken the industrialist with you. The PM has not been able to give answers to questions raised against Adani,” Kharge told reporters at Vijay Chowk.
Kharge also brought up Rahul Gandhi’s exclusion from the House of Representatives following his indictment and conviction in a criminal libel case in Surat in 2019. “You want to defame Rahul Gandhi that is why you transferred the case to Gujarat even as the comments were made in Kolar in Karnataka. Today is a black day for democracy,” Kharge said.
When opposition MPs were dressed in black, Kharge asserted that the prime minister is “ending” democracy. The Trinamool Congress, which has hitherto shunned opposition protests, joined the sit-in on Monday. Members from the Congress, TMC, BRS, and SP previously congregated in the Parliament building to plan a course of action on the Adani issue and Rahul Gandhi’s exclusion from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.