22/03/2016 3:09 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

How Rekha Helped Preserve Congress' 'War Room'

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Indian Bollywood actor Rekha attends the '61st Filmfare Awards 2016' ceremony in Mumbai on January 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Timely help from celebrated actress Rekha has allowed the Congress party retain its old electoral 'war room' in Lutyens Delhi, which it was at the danger of losing after the Narendra Modi government wanted to evict the bungalow's present resident and Telangana MP Ananda Bhaskar Rapolu.

Rekha, who is a Rajya Sabha MP nominated by the President, has reportedly donated the bungalow to the Congress party. She had been allotted the house on 15, Gurudwara Rakabganj Road last week. She can keep the house for at least the next two years, until her present term as Rajya Sabha MP ends.

"Ever since the Modi government came to power, they have been trying to get us to vacate 15 GRG. A year ago, the bungalow was allotted to me. Now, Rekha has helped us out," former union minister Kumari Selja told Mumbai Mirror.

Meanwhile the Bharatiya Janata Party denied that they had been trying to remove Congress presence from the "war room", instead alleging that Rapolu was not entitled to that particular accommodation. Rapolu had the bungalow in his name for the past four years.

This particular bungalow is known to be Congress' favourite camp for chalking out major strategies before big elections. It has been, in the past, described as the Congress Coordination Centre (CCC).

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