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Priyanka Gandhi vacates Lutyens' Zone government bungalow

Earlier reports had claimed that she will shift her base to Lucknow once the COVID-19 threat subsides in wake of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2020.

Priyanka Gandhi vacates Lutyens' Zone government bungalow
New Delhi, First Published Jul 30, 2020, 4:13 PM IST
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New Delhi: Congress general secretary and Gandhi scion Priyanka Vadra vacated her posh Lutyens’ Delhi bungalow two days before the deadline of her eviction notice.

The 35, Lodhi Estate house was a central government-allotted accommodation.

The Congress general secretary had earlier this month cleared her pending dues after the government announced it has cancelled the accommodation at 35, Lodhi Estate. The government order had said that Gandhi is no longer protected by the Special Protection Group (SPG) and hence not eligible anymore.

The directorate of estate department of the ministry of housing and urban affairs had issued a notice to her on July 1 to vacate her house within a month.

“Any stay beyond 01.08.2020 will attract damage charges/penal rent as per rules,” the department had said in its order.

Priyanka is likely to relocate to a penthouse in Gurugram’s Aralia residential complex, where she has already spent a night while scouting for houses. The penthouse apartment is located in Sector 43 on Golf Course Road and is owned by her husband – businessman Robert Vadra.

Gurugram police escorted her convoy from to the residential complex from the Delhi-Gurugram border on July 25 and even deployed a police team for her security.

Priyanka currently enjoys Z+ security.

News reports quoted some Congress leaders as saying that she is now expected to shift to her relative’s house ‘Kaul Niwas’ in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow.

It is being called her political base camp as Gandhi is expected to spend most of her time in UP in the coming days in view of Assembly elections in the state in 2022.

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