New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s official residence 10, Janpath is bigger than Prime Minister’s residence at 7, Race Course Road. According to an RTI reply, the Congress president’s home is spread over 5,181 square metre, while the Prime Minister’s official abode sprawls over 14,101 square metre.
Sonia’s son and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has been allotted a bungalow at 12, Tughlak Lane, which is 5,022.58 square metre in size. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is not a Member of Parliament, has a bungalow allotted to her at 35, Lodhi Estate, which spans around 2,765.18 square metre.
The only two personalities who have the privilege of biggest official residences are President and Vice President. While President’s Rashtrapati Bhawan spans over 320 acres, VP’s residence at 6, Maulana Azad Road is spread over 26,333.49 square metre.
Speaking to leading newspaper, ‘The Times of India’, the RTI applicant Dev Ashish Bhattacharya said Himachal Pradesh government had denied information related to properties belonging to Priyanka Gandhi and also opposed making public of her land deals in the hilly state citing security and privacy reasons.