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Row over Priyanka's friend getting quarters

December 19, 2007 00:10 IST

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A row has erupted over the allotment of senior professors' quarters to a friend of Priyanka Vadra in Jawaharlal Nehru University with allegations that it was alotted out of turn, a charge denied by Vice-Chancellor B B Bhattacharya.

Vadra's unnamed friend, who is the daughter of Arun Singh, advisor to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, was allotted a Type VI accommodation which is meant for senior professors, sources said.

They said her husband is a junior professor in the university.

The allotment has raised hackles as allegations are being made that it was done out of turn following a recommendation from the Prime Minister's Office, they said.

Bhattacharya, however, denied allegations of favouritism. and said, "There is no out-of-turn allotment of quarters. It has been done on seniority basis."

He told PTI that the VC has discretionary quota, but all the allotments are made on the recommendations of the house committee of the university.

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