Shashi Tharoor praises Rahul Gandhi’s decision to vacate Tughlaq Lane bungalow
Rahul Gandhi to stay with Sonia Gandhi after vacating Tughlaq Lane bungalow
NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi, the former Lok Sabha MP who was disqualified last month after being convicted in a defamation case, vacated his official bungalow at 12, Tughlaq Lane on April 22. Gandhi, who had been given 30 days to appeal the decision, chose to vacate the bungalow on the last day to comply with the order from the Lok Sabha Secretariat.
Speaking to reporters after vacating the bungalow, Gandhi said that he was ready to pay any price for speaking the truth. He thanked the people of Hindustan for giving him the house for 19 years, but added that it had been snatched away from him.
मैंने सच बोलने की कीमत चुकाई है। मैं सच के लिए हर कीमत चुकाने को तैयार हूं।— Congress (@INCIndia) April 22, 2023
यह घर मुझे हिंदुस्तान की जनता ने दिया था। मैं उनका धन्यवाद करता हूं।
– @RahulGandhi जी pic.twitter.com/tRnqbLItzU
Gandhi also revealed that he would be staying with the ex-Congress president Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath for some time before figuring out his next move.
राहुल जी ने सरकार के बारे में सच बोला इसलिए उनके साथ ये सब हो रहा है।— Congress (@INCIndia) April 22, 2023
लेकिन राहुल जी बहुत हिम्मत वाले हैं, वो डरते नहीं हैं, डरेंगे नहीं और संघर्ष जारी रखेंगे।
: @priyankagandhi जी pic.twitter.com/AQoSJN3ZHX
The Congress MP Shashi Tharoor praised Gandhi’s decision to vacate the bungalow, calling it an “exemplary gesture”. Tharoor wrote on Twitter that Gandhi’s move showed his respect for the rules and the mandate of the people.
Today @RahulGandhi vacates his home at TughlaqLane in response to the LokSabha Secretariat’s order. The Court gave him 30 days to appeal &the HC or SC could still reinstate him, but his exemplary gesture to move out shows his respect for the rules. #Respect #MeraGharAapkaGhar— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 22, 2023
In his letter to the Lok Sabha Secretariat agreeing to vacate the bungalow, Gandhi wrote that he owed the happy memories of his time spent there to the mandate of the people. He added that he would abide by the details contained in the letter without prejudice to his rights.
Gandhi’s decision to vacate the bungalow has been seen as a symbolic move in support of truth and justice. It remains to be seen what his next move will be, but his actions have already earned him respect from many quarters.