Cong continues to occupy Lutyen’s bungalows, pays usually half a marketplace rate as rent

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The Congress celebration had been asked to empty a AICC domicile and 3 other Lutyens Bungalows in New Delhi by a Narendra Modi supervision in Feb 2015. It’s been 6 months and a bungalows are  still to be vacated while a celebration members continue to compensate half a marketplace rate as rent.

The Economic Times filed an RTI on a emanate and here’s what it found out:

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“According to Directorate of Estates records, monthly lease paid by a Congress celebration ranges between Rs 26,000 and Rs 77,000 per month for a 4 buildings. But a marketplace rate, or what a supervision calls “damage charges,” compulsory to be paid should be Rs 67,000 to Rs 2.33 lakh per month and garden charges.”

The 4 bungalows in doubt are 24 Akbar Road (the AICC headquarters), 26, Akbar Road; 5, Raisina Road and C-II/109, Chanakya Puri.

24, Akbar Road has been a celebration domicile given 1978 while 26, Akbar Road is a bureau of a 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.

According to The Economic Times report, “The celebration pays Rs 77,000 per month and garden charges for a Akbar Road properties, that residence a celebration and Seva Dal headquarters. If a supervision goes by with eviction, a celebration will need to compensate Rs 25.57 lakh in annual demurrages and garden charges starting Jul 31, 2014, compartment a time it vacates.”

The Ministry of Urban Development had destined a Congress in Feb that it compensate penal price compartment a bungalows were vacated.

In a statement, it had pronounced that as per a process on Allotment of Land to Political Parties for building their possess celebration offices, Congress Party was compulsory to empty in June, 2013 a 4 bungalows that are in a possession.

The Ministry had pronounced this was since Congress Party was handed over possession of land during 9-A, Rouse Avenue in June, 2010 and as per a process it was compulsory to empty a 4 bungalows within 3 years ie June, 2013, that was not done.

The Ministry of Urban Development had sensitive a Congress celebration in January, 2015 that a pronounced allocation had been cancelled with outcome from June, 2013 and it will be charged “damage rate of permit fee” from that month for a pronounced bungalows compartment they are vacated, as per a policy.

Subsequently, Congress celebration done a ask seeking  another 3 years  to empty these bungalows, it said.

With PTI inputs