Priyanka notified to vacate Lodhi state Bungalow, may shift Lucknow

Last Modified Thursday, 2 July 2020 (10:54 IST)
New Delhi:Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Wednesday asked Congress leader Vadra to vacate the allotted government in Lodhi Estate of the National Capital by August 1 following the withdrawal of Special Protection Group () security cover.
''Consequent upon withdrawal of SPG protection and grant of cover by Ministry of Home Affairs, which does not have provision for allotment/retention of Government accommodation on security grounds to you, the allotment of Type 6B house No 35, Lodhi Estate is cancelled wef 1/7/2020 (sic), '' an order to the Congress leader from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Directorate of Estates said.
"One month concessional period on the same rent i.e. upto 01.08 2020 is allowed as per rules. It is, therefore, advised to vacate the house on or before 01/08/2020 (sic)," the order said.
 
''Any stay longer than August 1, will attract damage charges and penal rent as per rules,'' the order added.
 
So far, there was no reaction to the order from the Congress leader.
 
Priyanka was allotted the bungalow on February 21, 1997 on security ground as an SPG protectee.
 
Priyanka may shift her base to UP
 
Lucknow:Congress General secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who has been served notice by the Central government to vacate her government bungalow in New Delhi, might shift her base to Lucknow.
 
A senior UP Congress leader close to the leadership, on Thursday disclosed here that Ms Vadra might shift her base to Lucknow, where she had already taken a house on rent in Gokhale Marg, in Hazratganj area.
 
"Instead of moving to a different house in Delhi, she could shift to in order to strengthen the Congress's position in Uttar Pradesh before the 2022 Vidhan Sabha elections," the leader said.
 
On Wednesday, the Centre had asked her to vacate her government bungalow in Delhi's Lodhi Estate by August 1, as she was no longer an SPG protectee.
 
During the past one year, Ms Vadra had stayed several times in the house in Gokhale Marg, whenever she went for a night stay in the state capital as she has been actively involved in the politics of Uttar Pradesh, targeting the Yogi Adityanath administration over several issues -- from arranging buses for migrant workers to demanding justice for the victims of the Sonbhadra massacre.
 
She has been also active on Twitter, expressing her views on major developments in the state regularly.(UNI)