The central government has served an eviction notice to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday with regard to a bungalow allotted to her. Priyanka Gandhi was asked by the government to vacate her bungalow in Lutney’s Delhi within a month claiming she is not entitled to the facility after the withdrawal of her SPG protection.
Following the incident, the Congress has accused the centre, on Thursday, of “trickery and treachery” and called it to be a “manipulated approach”.
“The BJP government’s deep hatred and sense of vendetta for Congress leadership is well known to all. They have now touched to new lows. The notice of vacation of Priyanka Gandhi’s house signals the anxiety of PM Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath. We will not be cowed down by these petty decisions of a frustrated government,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a video message.
“Priyanka Gandhi is Indira Gandhi’s grand-daughter and neither she nor the Congress leadership will be cowed down by such notices. You will not be able to stop us from highlighting the wrong-doings of a failed government, even if takes many decisions like this notice,” Surjewala added.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi has also slammed the government skirting the issue on whether Priyanka Gandhi will shift base to Lucknow. On a question related to the ED probe against Patel, Singhvi said, “Frustration and political vendetta are writ large. It has a traceable direct link to the prime minister and the home minister and the Gujarat connection of the Congress and Ahmed Patel.”
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the government saying, “I strongly deplore the decision taken by the BJP Government asking Priyanka Gandhi to vacate her house. BJP is engaged in vendetta politics – 1st they scaled-down security of Gandhi family and now her house,” he wrote on Twitter. “How many non-MP BJP leaders are staying in bigger Government bungalows in New Delhi.”
All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary, organisation, KC Venugopal said the eviction notice to Priyanka Gandhi emanates from the BJP’s “deep hatred” of the Nehru-Gandhi family and “vindictive and vendetta-driven” politics towards the Congress.