Priyanka's house near President's retreat poses security risk, withdraw permission: BJP MLA to Centre

The construction of her house, near the summer residence of the President, is reportedly going on for the past six years.

Updated: Jun 18, 2016, 10:54 AM IST
Priyanka's house near President's retreat poses security risk, withdraw permission: BJP MLA to Centre

Shimla: BJP MLA Suresh Bhardwaj has reportedly urged the Centre to withdraw permission to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to construct her house at Chharabra, a high security zone near Shimla.

The construction of her house, near the summer residence of the President, is reportedly going on for the past six years.

In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bhardwaj reportedly said that her house poses security risks as the President's retreat is nearby and it is also used by other dignitaries.

According to the Times of India, he reportedly pointed out that “due to security reasons, no construction should be allowed in the vicinity of either 'The Retreat' or the nearby Kalyani helipad.”

Her house poses security risk to the President, Prime Minister and other dignitaries, he alleged.

In the past, permission to construct houses near 'The Retreat' was denied to several persons, TOI quoted him as saying.

Bhardwaj reportedly said that he also informed the Himachal Pradesh inspector-general of police (CID) and the principal secretary (home) that the entire area should be kept free of any kind of construction as it has a common boundary with 'The Retreat'.