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We have permission to occupy Akbar Road premises till 2018: Cong

Ministry officials said the issue might go to the cabinet committee on accommodation headed by home minister Rajnath Singh

Contradictory views over a likely notice asking the to vacate the party headquarters at 24, Akbar Road, contributed to political tension in the capital.  The claimed it had permission till October 2018 while government sources said the party had sought an extension a few months back and urban development minister M was considering the proposal.

“We have been allowed to stay till October 2018. We have received no fresh notice,” AICC treasurer told Business Standard.

Government sources said given the sensitive nature of the issue, a political call will be taken in the matter at the highest level and Naidu could either consult some other senior ministers or reject the plea. The eviction process will start then, the sources said adding the might be asked to pay market rent on the property from June 2013.

Ministry officials said the issue might go the Cabinet committee on accommodation, headed by home minister Rajnath Singh.  The fresh trigger to the controversy has occurred after a gap of two years when the Modi government had issued a notice to the asking the party to vacate the bungalow at Akbar Road due to expiry of lease. The bungalow adjacent to Sonia Gandhi’s residence at 10, Janpath, has been the headquarters since 1976.

Government sources said a notice had been sent to the in January 2015 following which the Opposition had said it was not in a position to construct a new party headquarter at Rouse Avenue, as the municipal authorities had not approved its building plans.

In 2010, the was allotted 8,000 sq m at 9-A, Rouse Avenue, to construct a party headquarter.

According to rules, the party was given three years to build a new office and vacate 24, Akbar Road, by June 2013. Besides, 24 Akbar Road, the Modi government had in 2105 cancelled allotment of three other properties in the Lutyen’s bungalow zone to the Congress. These are 26, Akbar Road, which houses the Sewa Dal; 5 Raisina Road, where Indian Youth office is located and C-II/109, Chanakyapuri, allotted to Sonia’s aide Vincent George.

In 2000, the Vajpayee government had cancelled allotment of the three bungalows. Government sources said the has been told that its three-year extension has lapsed and that the party needed to pay market rent with interest.

“We are paying the appropriate rent,” said Vora.

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We have permission to occupy Akbar Road premises till 2018: Cong

Ministry officials said the issue might go to the cabinet committee on accommodation headed by home minister Rajnath Singh

Amit Agnihotri  |  New Delhi 

Have permission to occupy 24 Akbar Road till 2018: Congress

Contradictory views over a likely notice asking the to vacate the party headquarters at 24, Akbar Road, contributed to political tension in the capital.  The claimed it had permission till October 2018 while government sources said the party had sought an extension a few months back and urban development minister M was considering the proposal.

“We have been allowed to stay till October 2018. We have received no fresh notice,” AICC treasurer told Business Standard.



Government sources said given the sensitive nature of the issue, a political call will be taken in the matter at the highest level and Naidu could either consult some other senior ministers or reject the plea. The eviction process will start then, the sources said adding the might be asked to pay market rent on the property from June 2013.

Ministry officials said the issue might go the Cabinet committee on accommodation, headed by home minister Rajnath Singh.  The fresh trigger to the controversy has occurred after a gap of two years when the Modi government had issued a notice to the asking the party to vacate the bungalow at Akbar Road due to expiry of lease. The bungalow adjacent to Sonia Gandhi’s residence at 10, Janpath, has been the headquarters since 1976.

Government sources said a notice had been sent to the in January 2015 following which the Opposition had said it was not in a position to construct a new party headquarter at Rouse Avenue, as the municipal authorities had not approved its building plans.

In 2010, the was allotted 8,000 sq m at 9-A, Rouse Avenue, to construct a party headquarter.

According to rules, the party was given three years to build a new office and vacate 24, Akbar Road, by June 2013. Besides, 24 Akbar Road, the Modi government had in 2105 cancelled allotment of three other properties in the Lutyen’s bungalow zone to the Congress. These are 26, Akbar Road, which houses the Sewa Dal; 5 Raisina Road, where Indian Youth office is located and C-II/109, Chanakyapuri, allotted to Sonia’s aide Vincent George.

In 2000, the Vajpayee government had cancelled allotment of the three bungalows. Government sources said the has been told that its three-year extension has lapsed and that the party needed to pay market rent with interest.

“We are paying the appropriate rent,” said Vora.

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We have permission to occupy Akbar Road premises till 2018: Cong

Ministry officials said the issue might go to the cabinet committee on accommodation headed by home minister Rajnath Singh

Ministry officials said the issue might go to the cabinet committee on accommodation headed by home minister Rajnath Singh Contradictory views over a likely notice asking the to vacate the party headquarters at 24, Akbar Road, contributed to political tension in the capital.  The claimed it had permission till October 2018 while government sources said the party had sought an extension a few months back and urban development minister M was considering the proposal.

“We have been allowed to stay till October 2018. We have received no fresh notice,” AICC treasurer told Business Standard.

Government sources said given the sensitive nature of the issue, a political call will be taken in the matter at the highest level and Naidu could either consult some other senior ministers or reject the plea. The eviction process will start then, the sources said adding the might be asked to pay market rent on the property from June 2013.

Ministry officials said the issue might go the Cabinet committee on accommodation, headed by home minister Rajnath Singh.  The fresh trigger to the controversy has occurred after a gap of two years when the Modi government had issued a notice to the asking the party to vacate the bungalow at Akbar Road due to expiry of lease. The bungalow adjacent to Sonia Gandhi’s residence at 10, Janpath, has been the headquarters since 1976.

Government sources said a notice had been sent to the in January 2015 following which the Opposition had said it was not in a position to construct a new party headquarter at Rouse Avenue, as the municipal authorities had not approved its building plans.

In 2010, the was allotted 8,000 sq m at 9-A, Rouse Avenue, to construct a party headquarter.

According to rules, the party was given three years to build a new office and vacate 24, Akbar Road, by June 2013. Besides, 24 Akbar Road, the Modi government had in 2105 cancelled allotment of three other properties in the Lutyen’s bungalow zone to the Congress. These are 26, Akbar Road, which houses the Sewa Dal; 5 Raisina Road, where Indian Youth office is located and C-II/109, Chanakyapuri, allotted to Sonia’s aide Vincent George.

In 2000, the Vajpayee government had cancelled allotment of the three bungalows. Government sources said the has been told that its three-year extension has lapsed and that the party needed to pay market rent with interest.

“We are paying the appropriate rent,” said Vora.
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