The office of a political party is often considered a city's local landmark. But if you were to ask for directions to a Congress office in Gorakhpur, a key city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, locals would often give you puzzled looks.
You cannot blame them. Congress has been without an office here for nearly two years. In April 2017, the party had to move out of its modest rented premises after the proprietor of the building won a legal battle against it over a protracted rent dispute. Since then, the "grand old party" of India has been on the lookout for a spot to work out of.