RTI activist questions Modi`s claim about money spent on Sonia

Last Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 23:49

New Delhi: Right to Information (RTI) activist Ramesh Verma today questioned Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s claim that Rs. 1880 crore were spent from state exchequer for UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi` foreign trips.

Mentioning the government`s response to an RTI application filed by a youth from Hisar in Haryana, Modi alleged at a rally in Rajkot that the Centre has spent Rs. 1,880 crore on Congress President Sonia Gandhi`s foreign trips.

"The figures Mr Modi has given today is Rs 1800 crore. The government has not given any response to it. I never got any such information from the RTI I had filed. I have not got any figure of Rs 1800 crore. I don`t know where Mr Modi is referring to it", Verma said from Hisar.

"I can say that that I haven`t got any figure of Rs 1800 crore because I haven`t received any information...", he added.

He claimed he was never contacted by Modi.

Verma said the information he has got was about the expenditure of Rs 80-85 lakh.

"The figures that I have I had obtained through the Foreign Ministry or the Ambassadors that the Ambassadors have spent on Sonia Gandhi`s tours at their level", he said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 23:49

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