(ANSA) - NEW DELHI, MARCH 27 - Rahul Gandhi will have to vacate by the end of April the state-owned villa, which he occupies in the central area of Delhi, and which has been assigned to him, like all the other members of the Indian Parliament, since his election, in 2014. The eviction was notified to him today by the Housing Committee, as a due act, following his forfeiture as honorable, after last week's conviction for defamation.
As chaos ensued in Delhi's Parliament today, after Congress party elected officials turned up dressed in all black, flashing placards and shouting slogans, the party leader also faced the ire of Mumbai's Shiv Sena party, his ally in past, for some statements about one of the heroes of Indian independence, VD Savarkar, one of the founders of Hindu nationalist ideology.
Siv Sena chief Thackeray did not appear at the meeting of all opposition parties convened by Congress.
In his first press conference after being deposed from parliament yesterday, Gandhi said: "My name is not Savarkar, but Gandhi and a Gandhi never apologizes" answering the question of whether he would apologize for the statements that caused him to be convicted.
While the confusion inside the parliament led to the suspension of work, outside the police charged a few hundred militants of the youth section of the party with batons who had organized an unauthorized protest demonstration.