Thanks to a RTI, we learn that Priyanka Gandhi (daughter of Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President) and spouse Robert Vadra who are worth multi-crores and against whom their are corruption allegations, cannot afford to pay a minimal rent of Rs. 53,421 for a 2,765 square meter (over 30,000 sq feet) bungalow located in the prime and prestigious Lutyens of New Delhi. These prime locations market rent is not Rs. 53,421 that the central government wanted to charge, but lakhs if not crores, and even then it may be difficult to find such accommodations. It is being reported that Priyanka Gandhi negotiated with the then government to reduce the rent by a massive 82%, from a well below market rent of Rs. 53,421 per month to only Rs. 8,888.
- 19 Apr 2016