The Lok Sabha Housing Committee, directed by BJP MP CR Patil, wrote to Rahul Gandhi and asked him to vacate his residence at 12 Tughlaq Lane following his disqualification as an MP of the lower house of the Parliament..
Rahul Gandhi has been residing in the mansion at 10 Tughlaq Lane since 2005.
Rahul Gandhi spoke to the media after leaving his house, stating, "I am paying the price for speaking the truth."
Rahul Gandhi was sentenced to two years in prison in a defamation case on March 23. His Lok Sabha membership was likewise revoked the next day, on March 24.
Following this, he received a notice to evacuate the government home on March 27.
Rahul Gandhi was granted 30 days by the Gujarat court to file an appeal against the punishment. Rahul filed an appeal against the sentence, but it was denied by the Surat court.
This means that Rahul cannot be re-elected as an MP at this time. In order to contest the Surat court's decision to revoke his Lok Sabha membership, the former MP of Wayanad will now have to appeal to either the Gujarat High Court or the Supreme Court.
BJP called the appellate court's decision to uphold the lower court's conviction a "slap in the face of the Gandhi family," arguing that it highlighted that the law is equal for all and that "there cannot be preferential treatment for any family."
Mr Gandhi, who decided to depart the residence, has been inundated with housing offers from party leaders. Rahul Gandhi's team said he'll move to his mother Sonia Gandhi's home on 10 Janpath in downtown Delhi.