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Priyanka Gandhi `bargained` rent with govt, paid only Rs 8,888 for 2,765.18 sqm house

New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, proved herself to be a good bargainer 14 years ago.

According to a report in The Times of India, Priyanka Gandhi, the wife of businessman Robert Vadra, managed to convince the Vajpayee government to reduce the monthly rent to her 2,765.18 sqm house in Lutyens’ Delhi from Rs 53,421 to only Rs 8,888. The government has provided her the accommodation as she is an SPG protectee.

On May 07, 2002, Priyanka wrote to the government and said that Rs 53,421 was “too high” an amount and “beyond her paying capacity”, reports the daily.

Currently, the sister of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi pays Rs 31,300 for accommodation in Type VI government house at 35, Lodhi Estate.

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