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Not Modiji’s paternal property: Cong slams BJP’s ‘big-heartedness’ claim

BJP praises PM Modi's gesture while Congress asserts rights, highlighting legal, parliamentary, and historical dimensions in the Indian political landscape.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Aug 10, 2023 11:48 IST
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Rahul Gandhi bungalow (Photo Credit: ANI File)
Rahul Gandhi bungalow (Photo Credit: ANI File)

New Delhi: India witnessed a political showdown as Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha membership was reinstated, and he was allotted his former residence at 12, Tughlaq Lane. The development sparked a verbal clash between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, each presenting their perspectives on the matter.

MP Ravi Kishan praises PM Modi’s ‘big-heartedness’

Amidst the controversy, BJP’s Ravi Kishan lauded the “big-heartedness” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allocating the Tughlaq Lane bungalow to Rahul Gandhi. Kishan emphasized that the move demonstrated the BJP’s magnanimity despite political differences. Meanwhile, Congress asserted that the allocation was well within Rahul Gandhi’s rights, reframing the debate around parliamentary norms and principles.

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‘MP’s Bungalow is a public right’

Responding to BJP’s assertions, Congress representative Supriya Shrinate refuted the notion that the bungalow was a personal favor from Prime Minister Modi. She emphasized that MPs are entitled to residences based on their public mandate, not as a form of benevolence from the ruling party.

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Legal background

The Tughlaq Lane bungalow’s restoration to Rahul Gandhi comes on the heels of his reinstated Lok Sabha membership following a Supreme Court intervention. The apex court suspended Gandhi’s conviction in a defamation case, leading to the reversal of his disqualification and his subsequent prison sentence.

Rahul Gandhi’s Witty Remark 

When questioned about the bungalow’s reinstatement, Rahul Gandhi responded with a touch of humor, stating, “Mera ghar pura Hindustan hai (The entire country is my home).” His comment highlighted the broader role and responsibilities of an elected representative.

Historical Context: Rahul Gandhi’s Journey with Tughlaq Lane Bungalow

The Tughlaq Lane bungalow holds historical significance in Rahul Gandhi’s political journey. Initially allotted to him after winning the Amethi constituency in the 2004 general elections, the bungalow became a focal point of discussion when the Lok Sabha Housing Committee requested him to vacate it on April 22. The recent allocation brings attention to the bungalow’s place in the broader narrative of Indian politics.

As Rahul Gandhi’s presence returns to 12, Tughlaq Lane, the political discourse surrounding the bungalow’s allocation underscores the intersection of legal, parliamentary, and ideological dimensions within the Indian political landscape.

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First published on: Aug 09, 2023 12:33 PM IST

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