Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has moved out all his belongings on Friday and has vacated his official residence of 12 Tughlaq Lane. He shifted his belongings a day before the last day mandated in the Lok Sabha notice. The Congress and its several leaders extended support to their former party president with a hashtag campaign “#MeraGharAapkaGhar” on social media. Rahul Gandhi has already started living with his mother Sonia Gandhi at 10, Jan path residence.
The former Wayanad MP will officially hand over the bungalow to the Lok Sabha secretariat on April 22.The shifting process started on April 14. The remaining things were moved out on Friday evening, a day after his plea for a stay on the conviction in the defamation case was rejected by a Surat sessions court.
It may be noted here that Rahul Gandhi has already started living with his mother Sonia Gandhi at 10, Jan path residence.
Earlier, on March 23, Rahul Gandhi was convicted in a defamation case for his comment in 2019 ahead of the Lok Sabha election. At a rally in Kolar, Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi said, “How come all thieves have Modi surname in common”. The comment got many cases filed against Rahul Gandhi and in one such a case filed by Gujarat’s BJP leader Purnesh Modi, Rahul Gandhi was convicted after four years. The Congress leader was given the maximum punishment of two years of jail in the defamation case which got him disqualified from the Lok Sabha. Complainant Purnesh Modi opposed to it and said Rahul Gandhi is a repeat offender and is not remorseful for his Modi-surname remark.