Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s office on Saturday clarified the rent for her house was fixed by the government, after reports said she was paying low rent for her bungalow in Lutyens Delhi’.
The statement said that Priyanka is an SPG protectee, that she rented private accommodation for her residence and paid advance rent In December 1996.
It further said the rent was determined by the then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and that it was the same as others in her category.
The statement reads, “In December 1996, she had rented private accommodation for her residence and paid advance rent besides initiating renovation work in the said private rented accommodation. The then Director of SPG subsequently informed her of the decision of the security agencies of the Government denying her occupation of the rented private accommodation on the ground that it did not fulfill the security requirements.”
“In pursuance of all rules and regulations of the then BJP Government, the Market Rate/Special License Fee of Directorate of Estates, Govt. of India has been punctually and regularly paid by her for the entire duration of her occupation of the government accommodation, including the period in question,” it further says.