Sonia Gandhi`s power bill: Over Rs 7L for 3 yrs

Last Updated: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 23:59

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi`s official residence 10 Janpath has consumed electricity worth more than Rs 7 lakh in the last 3 years, an RTI reply said.

Out of the total bill of Rs 7.47 lakh, the Lok Sabha
Secretariat paid Rs 7.38 lakh while Gandhi herself paid about
Rs 9000.

As per the RTI reply, received from the Lok Sabha
Secretariat, 10 Janpath consumed a little over 2 lakh units
of electricity between 2007-2009 for which the total bill was
Rs 7.47 lakh, the RTI reply to Hissar resident Naresh Saini,
said.

There is no amount due against the electricity head on
the Congress President, the reply added.

The RTI response also said that Gandhi has not availed
any MTNL landline or mobile facility and that no water
connection has been provided in her name.

"Concerned division of this (Lok Sabha) Secretariat
has informed quoting MTNL that as an MP, Sonia Gandhi has not
availed any telephone/mobile facility from MTNL... It has
further informed that no water connection has been provided in
her name. The accommodation to Gandhi is of General Pool which
is administered by the Directorate of Estates, Ministry of
Urban Development.

"Further, this Secretariat does not keep expenditure
details of security, travel and food in respect of Gandhi,"
the RTI reply said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 23:59

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