Rahul Gandhi returns to Wayanad, his constituency, after reinstatement as Lok Sabha MP. His journey reflects political resumption and anticipation.
Prominent Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has touched down in Coimbatore and is gearing up to make a significant visit to his parliamentary constituency of Wayanad on Saturday. This marks his first visit after his reinstallation as a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP). Rahul Gandhi’s membership was reinstated on August 4 following a Supreme Court decision to suspend his conviction in a defamation case linked to remarks about the Modi surname.
Anticipation surrounds Rahul Gandhi’s upcoming visit to Wayanad on August 12, with Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Working President VT Siddique confirming the event. Siddique revealed, “Rahul Gandhi will be coming to Wayanad on August 12. We are going to arrange a warm reception for him, and the preparations have already started. There is a district Congress Committee meeting tomorrow. Rahul Gandhi will be present for it on August 12 and 13.”
The Kerala Congress leader highlighted the extraordinary welcome that awaits Rahul Gandhi, characterizing it as the warmest in Wayanad’s history.
Addressing his official residence situation, Rahul Gandhi is reported to have been re-allocated the bungalow at 12, Tughlaq Lane, based on information from party insiders as conveyed by ANI. According to Congress sources, “Rahul Gandhi has got an official confirmation from the Estate office for the allotment of a bungalow to him as an MP in Delhi.”
This development follows an earlier directive for Rahul Gandhi to vacate the 12, Tughlaq Lane bungalow after his disqualification from the Lok Sabha due to his defamation case conviction. In April of the current year, he expressed his sentiment on the matter, stating, “I have no problem even if it has been snatched away from me. This house was given to me by the people of India. I will stay with the former Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) at 10, Janpath for some time and then find some other way.”
As per regulations, a Member of Parliament is entitled to occupy a bungalow without incurring water charges up to 400kl per annum and electricity charges up to 50,000 units. The allocation of residences is overseen by the Accommodation Sub-Committee of the Lok Sabha House.