Days after cancelling the government accommodation allotted to Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Centre has given its nod to BJP MP Anil Baluni to move into the bungalow at 35 Lodhi Estate in New Delhi.
The ministry of housing and urban affairs on Wednesday cancelled the government accommodation provided to Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at 35, Lodhi Estate, on the grounds that she is no longer protected by the Special Protection Group (SPG) and so was not eligible to continue living in that bungalow.
The government has asked the Congress general secretary to vacate the 35 Lodhi Estate bungalow by August 1. “Priyanka Gandhi’s bungalow has been allotted to Anil Baluni following his request. He will get possession of the bungalow once the Congress leader vacates it,” the official said. Sources said Baluni had made a request for a change of his residence on health grounds. He was treated for cancer sometime ago.
Anil Baluni is the BJP’s national media head and a member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttarakhand.