He has agreed to vacate the bungalow within the stipulated time and has mentioned that he will not advocate his rights.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a notification stating that Rahul Gandhi is disqualified from the day of sentencing under Article 102 (1) of the Indian Constitution and the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has responded to a call to vacate his government bungalow after losing his Lok Sabha membership. In a letter to the deputy secretary of the Lok Sabha Secretariat, Gandhi said he would vacate the bungalow within the deadline. He added that he had pleasant memories of living there for four terms as an elected member of the Lok Sabha by virtue of the people’s mandate. He further stated that he would not stand for his rights and would abide by the statements made in the letter.
"As an elected Member of Lok Sabha over last 4 terms, it is the mandate of the people to which 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," Rahul Gandhi writes to Deputy… https://t.co/c3LzehDt9u pic.twitter.com/k5VW47TZB1— ANI (@ANI) March 28, 2023
Rahul Gandhi wrote in this letter, ” “As an elected Member of Lok Sabha over last 4 terms, it is the mandate of the people to which 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,” Rahul Gandhi writes to Deputy.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat had on Monday asked Rahul Gandhi to vacate the government bungalow. His membership in the Lok Sabha was revoked last Friday, a day after he was sentenced to two years in prison in a four-year-old criminal case for defamation in connection with the Modi surname affair.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a notification stating that Rahul Gandhi ( MP ), who is a candidate for the Lok Sabha seat of Wayanad in Kerala, is disqualified under Article 102 (1) of the Constitution of India and the Representation of the People Act, 1951 from the date of conviction, i.e. March 23, 2023.
Since the cancellation of his membership, the Congress Party has been protesting on the streets from Parliament. Congress general secretary Nagma tweeted Rahul Gandhi’s letter and accused BJP and its ministers of spreading lies about Rahul Gandhi. She added that Gandhi always followed the right path and did not engage in politics of blood revenge.
Rahul Gandhi’s response to the demand to vacate the government bungalow shows that he is following the prescribed rules and regulations. It remains to be seen how the Congress party will react to the withdrawal of his membership and the subsequent demand to vacate the official residence.