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Sonia Gandhi's power bill: over Rs 7 lakh for 3 years

delhi Updated: Nov 07, 2010 18:20 IST
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi's official residence 10 Janpath has consumed electricity worth more than Rs 7 lakh in the last three 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 nine thousand.

As per the RTI reply, received from the Lok Sabha Secretariat, 10 Janpath consumed a little over two 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.