Who spends for Modi's rallies: Cong

Who spends for Modi's rallies: Cong

BJP flaunts money power to fool voters, says party

The Congress on Sunday questioned the sources of funding for BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s ‘vijay shankhnaad’ rallies being held in UP and other parts of the country.

“BJP claimed that it has made elaborate arrangements, including that of transportation, lodging, food, campaign and other arrangements, but they must tell that from where these funds are being arranged,” senior Congress leader and MLA Akhilesh Pratap Singh said.

Singh said 29 trains have been arranged for Modi’s rally in Lucknow Sunday, which would cost Rs 5 crore. 

“Similarly, if the arrangement of 5,000 buses, 15,000 jeeps, lodging, food, decoration and other arrangements are taken into account, then the total expenditure comes around Rs 40 crore. BJP must tell from where this fund has been arranged,” he said.

“So far eight rallies of Modi have been held in UP and going by the average estimate more than Rs 320 crore had been spent on rallies in the state itself, then the party must clarify that what is the total amount spent on his rallies across the country,” he said.

Singh said it was nothing more than a “blatant show of money power” by BJP in a bid to “fool” the electorate ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. “But the saffron brigade must not forget that people are aware of its tricks and will teach BJP a lesson in the polls,” he said. 

The Congress leader said 80 per cent of the crowd attending Modi’s rally was the same and the total attendance incorporates only 20 per cent locals and people from nearby areas.

Massive arrangements have been made by BJP for Modi’s rally here in Ramabai Ambedkar ground, eighth in the series of ‘vijay shankhnaad’ rally in the state. 

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