Asked to Vacate Govt Bunglow, Priyanka May Make Lucknow New Home

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has also ordered the withdrawal of SPG protection to her and her family.

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File photo of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s long-drawn plan to camp in Lucknow has been hastened by the Centre’s order asking her to vacate the government accommodation in Lutyens Delhi, say reports.

According to NDTV, Vadra had put her plans of shifting to the Uttar Pradesh capital on hold primarily due to the coronavirus lockdown and her daughter's pending board exams.

Now, Vadra plans to move into the residence of Sheila Kaul in Lucknow, from where she will also hold meeting with party workers. A Congress leader herself, Kaul was the aunt of Indira Gandhi, Vadra’s grandmother.

Vadra’s shift will not only put her in the same city as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, but will also bring her closer to the on-ground campaign that is likely to unfold in the run up to the 2022 assembly elections.

Vadra Asked to Vacate Govt Bungalow by 1 August

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been asked to vacate bungalow allotted by the Government of India by 1 August.

"Consequent upon withdrawal of SPG protection and grant of Z+ security cover by Ministry of Home Affairs, which does not have provision for allotment/retention of government accommodation on security ground to you, the allotment of Type 6B house number 35, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi is hereby canceled with effect from 1 July," reads the government notice.

"Any stay beyond 1 August will attract damage charges/penal rent as per rule," it added further.

Earlier, in 2019, Ministry of Home Affairs had withdrawn SPG protection to her and her family.

Asked to Vacate Govt Bunglow, Priyanka May  Make Lucknow New Home
(Photo: ANI)

(This is a developing story. It will be updated with more details.)

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