Centre asks Cong to vacate headquarters

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on February 19, 2015

Set for change The Congress headquarters in Delhi (file photo)

Party has been occupying 24, Akbar Road in New Delhi for several decades

The Union Urban Development Ministry has issued a notice to All India Congress Committee (AICC) to vacate its headquarters at 24, Akbar Road here.

The Ministry had sent the notice to the party almost a month ago. Confirming the development, the Congress said it has responded to the eviction notice.

Apart from 24, Akbar Road, the Ministry has asked the party to vacate three more bungalows under its custody.

As the strength of the Congress plummeted after the Lok Sabha elections, the party is facing a crisis to find offices for its outfits and senior leaders, who are not Members of Parliament.

Congress treasurer Motilal Vora confirmed the eviction notice.

“Yes, we have received a notice from the Urban Development Ministry. We have replied to the Ministry, will intimate if they make any further query,” he told reporters here on Thursday.

The other buildings the Congress may have to vacate include 5, Raisina Road, the head office of its students outfit, National Students Union; 26, Akbar Road, the head office of Sewa Dal; and another bungalow at Chanakya Puri. All these buildings have been under the party’s custody for several decades. The Congress is building a new office in the city, for which land was allotted during the UPA government’s tenure.

Published on February 19, 2015
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