NEW DELHI: Indian Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday was asked to vacate her government allocated Lodhi Estate house in Delhi within a month as she no longer enjoys the Special Protection Group (SPG) security cover, reports Hindustan Times. Any stay longer than August 1, the government order said, will attract “damage charges and penal rent” as per rules.
“Upon withdrawal of SPG protection and grant of Z+ security cover my ministry of home affairs, which doe snot have provision for allotment/retention of government accommodation on security grounds to you, the allotment of Type 6B house No 35, Lodhi estate is cancelled, read a notice from Union ministry of housing and urban affairs.There was no immediate comment from Priyanka Gandhi or her party Congress.
Gandhi was allotted her Lodhi estate bungalow on February 21, 1997 on security ground as an SPG protectee.
According to the current norms, there are no provisions for allotment or retention of government accommodation to those with Z+ security unless exceptions are made based on recommendations given by the home ministry.