HC issues notice to BJP on expense details of Yatra

HC issues notice to BJP on expense details of Yatra

The Rajasthan High Court on Friday issued notice to the BJP state chief on a PIL regarding the expenses incurred on the party's ongoing 'Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra' led by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog issued a show-cause notice to Rajasthan BJP unit president Madanlal Saini and directed him to present his party's stand by August 16.

Petitioner-advocate Vibhuti Bhushan Sharma told media that advocates for the chief secretary and PWD told the court on Friday that orders pertaining to expenses for the yatra have since been withdrawn.

Earlier State Congress chief Sachin Pilot had also claimed that government funds were being misused for the yatra.

"The chief minister is promoting herself and party in the yatra for which she is using public money", the petition said.  It also claims that the advertisements in newspapers about the Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra had no mention of the government. 

Earlier, Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria issued a statement saying that the cost of the journey will be funded by the party.

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