Poll | Who do you think is the real owner of Dholpur Palace?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2015 12:56 IST

The Dholpur Palace in Rajasthan, which became the focus of controversy after the Congress alleged that it belonged to the government but had been usurped by Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhra Raje and Lalit Modi through a private firm, is a luxury palace turned into a heritage hotel.

The 19th century palace, in eastern Rajasthan and around 50km away from Agra, in located in the small heritage town of Dholpur which is replete with ancient temples and a historical a step well.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has alleged that several revenue department documents between 1954 and 2010 showed that the palace was government property, but Raje and Lalit Modi's company Niyant Heritage Hotels has turned it into a "high-end luxury hotel" and invested Rs 100 crore in it.

The BJP countered that the palace was indeed government property until 1958, but ceased to be one on November 22 that year when it was given back to the family which owned it.

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