Congress treasurer Motilal Vora on Thursday said that the party has replied to the notice from the Urban Development Ministry.

"We will reply to any further query," Vora said. The sources said the party has been asked to vacate the premises following cancellation of their allotment.

They said that Congress had been asked to pay penal fee till the bungalows are vacated.

The sources said that the ministry communicated to the Congress last month that it was required to vacate the four bungalows that are in its possession in June 2013 according to policy for allotment of land for political parties.

Congress has been allocated land to build its office at Rouse Avenue near ITO.

The Ministry of Urban Development last month has informed the Congress Party that the said allocation has been cancelled with effect from June, 2013 and it will be charged "damage rate of license fee" from that month for the said bungalows till they vacate, as per the policy.

Subsequently, Congress Party made a request seeking further three years time to vacate these bungalows, it said.

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has directed the concerned to examine the request of the Congress.

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