New Delhi, June 17: No eviction notices have been issued to Congress for vacating government bungalows used as its headquarters and party offices, the Centre has claimed in an RTI response.
According to reports in February, the Centre had asked Congress to vacate four government bungalows in the heart of the capital including a sprawling building at 24 Akbar Road which serves as its headquarters following cancellation of their allotment.
In an RTI response to activist Subhash Agrawal, the Urban Development Ministry now says, "No eviction notice has been issued to Congress Party for vacating government-bungalows".
Central Public Information Officer in Directorate of Estate, Garima Singh also said in her response dated June 12, 2015, "No eviction notice has been issued to All India Congress Committee (AICC) for vacating certain government accommodations in Delhi or New Delhi."
AICC Treasurer Motilal Vora had said in February that the party has received a notice from the Urban Development Ministry for vacating the four bungalows in its possession that also included 26, Akbar Road; 5, Raisina Road and C-II/109, Chanakya Puri.
24, Akbar Road has been the party headquarters since 1978 while 26, Akbar Road is the office of the Congress frontal wing Seva Dal and 5, Raisina Road houses Youth Congress and NSUI(I) offices.
The Chanakyapuri bungalow is being used as a residence.