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Congress attacks BJP over registration fee for Modi meeting

New Delhi, Jul 16, 2013, (PTI) :
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Congress today took a dig at the BJP for its move to charge Rs 5 per ticket for attending Narendra Modi's public meeting in Hyderabad, saying it shows the "true value" of the Gujarat Chief Minister.

"Baba Pravachan Ticket Rs. 100-100,000. Cinema ticket Rs. 200-500 even for box office flop. Ticket to hear a CM Rs. 5. Market discovers true value," Congress leader and Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

In a bid to cash in on Modi's popularity, BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit is collecting a registration fee of Rs 5 per person to attend the public meeting. Modi, the newly appointed election campaign committee chief, will address the meeting on August 11.

The party has said that it would contribute the collected amount towards Uttarakhand flood relief.

Intensifying his attack on the BJP strongman, the Congress leader also said, "BJP's listening Tax Rs 5 maybe market discovery price. What would be speaking Tax imposed on 1.2 billion? Monitising democracy/pure fascism!"

The Congress's attack came a day after the party criticised Modi's "burqa (veil) of secularism" remark targeting the ruling party. Modi had charged Congress with wearing the "burqa (veil) of secularism" and "hiding in a bunker" each time it is confronted with a crisis.

The Lal Bahadur Stadium in central Hyderabad is the venue for the meeting and the target is to mobilise one lakh people in the age group of 18-40.

The BJP has already started registration process and it will continue till August 10.

BJP leaders have said that the party aims to reach out to the large crowd of IT professionals and college students in the tech-savvy Andhra Pradesh capital.


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