The Congress began moving its Sewa Dal office from 26 Akbar Road, a bungalow near the party headquarters, on Tuesday, weeks after an RTI response revealed that the property’s monthly rent had not been paid since 2013.
Congress has decided to evacuate two houses granted to it soon after receiving eviction notices.
The Directorate of Estates had already issued a show-cause notice to the party, requesting that it evacuate the bungalows that had been assigned to it.
According to party insiders, it is close to the party’s national headquarters.
Moreover, the Sewa Dal office will be moved to a bungalow on Raisina Road that also houses the Indian Youth Congress and the NSUI.
According to sources, the party has also planned to vacate a flat in Chanakyapuri, Central Delhi, by April 15.
Meanwhile, the government had given the party four bungalows in the national capital to use as offices.
However, in 2010, the government was given land on Deen Dayal Upadhya Marg to build its own office, and it was given three years to evacuate any government bungalow that had been assigned to it as an office.
The DDU Marg building is approaching completion, and the party’s headquarters will be relocated there soon, according to insiders.
The government has expelled Lok Sabha MP Chirag Paswan from the 12, Janpath mansion that his late father Ram Vilas Paswan was awarded in 1990.
Congress Leader vacates home last year
Last year, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi vacated a home after receiving an eviction notice from the government.
Priyanka Gandhi received a notification from the Ministry of Urban Development on July 1, 2020, requesting that she evacuate the Lodhi Estate home by August 1, since she was no longer eligible after her security cover was downgraded last year.