Tughlaq Lane House is returned to Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi, a leader of the Congress party, has been given back the bungalow at 12, Tughlaq Lane, shortly after the Supreme Court‘s ruling to reinstate his status as a Lok Sabha member, overturning his disqualification.
This decision was made by the Lok Sabha’s House Committee, and the bungalow had previously been vacated by Gandhi when he was disqualified and given a two-year prison sentence due to his comments involving the ‘Modi surname’. Following the Supreme Court’s stay on his conviction for defamation, he is now permitted to retain his membership in the Lower House.
Consequently, he will be relocating from his current residence with his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who serves as the head of the Congress Parliamentary Party, back to his original bungalow. This move aligns with the protocol for such situations, as Gandhi had initially vacated the central Delhi official residence in April after his disqualification and conviction.
Normally, a disqualified Member of Parliament loses the right to government housing and is given one month to leave the official residence.