“Ready to pay any price for speaking truth”: Rahul Gandhi after vacating Delhi bungalow

22 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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Rahul Gandhi claimed that the government bungalow on Tughlaq Lane was given to him by the people of the country and that he had lived there for 19 years.

Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, vacated his official bungalow on Saturday and stated that he is willing to pay any price for speaking the truth. The action follows the disqualification of the former Lok Sabha MP. Rahul Gandhi claimed that the government bungalow on Tughlaq Lane was given to him by the people of the country and that he had lived there for 19 years.

Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and KC Venugopal were present as he handed over the keys to his official bungalow.

“People of Hindustan gave me this house for 19 years, I want to thank them. It’s the price for speaking the truth. I am ready to pay any price for speaking the truth. For some days I will be staying at 10 Janpath,” said Rahul Gandhi after the handover.

“I’ll stay at 10 Janpath for some time, then we’ll figure out something,”┬áhe said when asked where he was going now. Sonia Gandhi currently resides at 10 Janpath. Priyanka Gandhi echoed Rahul Gandhi’s sentiment when she stated that her brother was suffering because he had spoken the truth.

“Whatever my brother is saying is true. He spoke the truth about the government for which he is suffering. But we are not afraid..,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said. AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal said, “They can give this house to anyone now. The way the Modi government and Amit Shah is targeting Rahul Gandhi is completely a political vendetta.”

Trucks loaded with furniture were seen leaving the 12 Tughlaq Lane bungalow earlier in the day. A day after a Surat Sessions Court convicted him in a defamation case on April 20, Rahul Gandhi was served with a notice to vacate his bunglow.

The Lok Sabha Secretariat served Rahul Gandhi with a notice to vacate the government bungalow on March 27 following his disqualification as a Lok Sabha MP following his conviction in a 2019 defamation case by the Surat court for a ‘Modi surname’ remark.

The opposition parties had slammed the government over Rahul Gandhi’s removal from the Lok Sabha. In the 2019 general elections, the Congress leader was elected to the House from Wayanad.