Published On : Thu, Jan 18th, 2018

Cabinet subcommittee asks Congress party to vacate hq

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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet’s subcommittee on government accommodation has asked the Congress party to vacate its government bungalows located at 24 and 26 Akbar Road, with immediate effect.

The AICC has been occupying the type 8 bungalows since 1976, when they were allotted to GK Moopanar who was then Rajya Sabha member and party general secretary. 24 Akbar Road houses the party’s national headquarters.

Despite the Supreme Court issuing orders in 2005 for eviction the Congress stayed put. But now it seems the administration is determined to get them out by the end of this year.

The subcommittee also decided to ask Vincent George, once powerful secretary to Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, to vacate his type 6 government bungalow in Chanakyapuri, in the heart of New Delhi, which he has been occupying since 1984.

The subcommittee on accommodation consists of Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar and Hardeep Puri.